What Is Morgellons Disease?

Q:
What is Morgellons disease?

A:
Morgellons disease is a controversial skin condition, in which there are sores present, which the patients believe contain fibers.

Besides the sores, the patient often complains of skin itching, burning, and feeling like there’s something crawling, biting, or stinging under the skin.

What’s more, fatigue, hair loss, tooth loss, muscle pain, sleep disturbances are also possible.

In addition, patients often think that the disease is a sign of a parasitic infection, while doctors regard it as a result of compulsive scratching. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) researched the condition, only to find the absence of any infection. So, the medical consensus is that it’s a form of delusional parasitosis.

In a word, little is understood about this condition. If you want to know more, please consult your doctor.

 

Keywords: Morgellons disease; Morgellons; delusional parasitosis.

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