Faculty of 1000 Recommends Morgellons disease: a chemical and light microscopy study. Middelveen MJ, Rasmussen EH, Kahn DG, Stricker RB.

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Morgellons disease: a chemical and light microscopy study.
Middelveen MJ, Rasmussen EH, Kahn DG, Stricker RB.
J Clin Exp Dermatol Res. 2012; 3(1)

Roberto Arenas and Edoardo Torres-Guerrero, Hospital General Dr Manuel Gea Gonzalez, Tlalpan-4800, Mexico. F1000 Dermatology

12 Jun 2012 | New Finding

This is an interesting paper because Morgellons disease is an emerging clinical entity that is usually unknown for the medical practitioner and characterized by the presence of microscopic filaments (in a floral-like formation) associated with slow-healing cutaneous lesions and multisystem illness. The authors consider this disease to be similar to bovine digital dermatitis, which responds to antibiotics and anti-parasitic drugs. This disease has been misdiagnosed as delusional parasitosis, but the patients and cattle included in related studies have demonstrated sero-reactivity to Borrelia burgdorferi antigens and cultures supporting a spirochetal etiology. Now, in this article, by the exposure of the samples to caustic agents, bright-field microscopy at…

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