Exploring the association between Morgellons disease and Lyme disease: identification of Borrelia burgdorferi in Morgellons disease patients

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Middelveen, Marianne J ; Bandoski, Cheryl ; Burke, Jennie ; Sapi, Eva ; Filush, Katherine R ; Wang, Yean ; Franco, Agustin ; Mayne, Peter J ; Stricker, Raphael B (2015)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • Journal: BMC Dermatology, volume 15, issue 1 (issn: 1471-5945, eissn: 1471-5945)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1186/s12895-015-0023-0, pmc: PMC4328066
  • Subject: Research Article | Dermatology | Lyme disease | Morgellons disease | Spirochetes | Dermopathy | Borrelia burgdorferi

Background Morgellons disease (MD) is a complex skin disorder characterized by ulcerating lesions that have protruding or embedded filaments. Many clinicians refer to this condition as delusional parasitosis or delusional infestation and consider the filaments to be int... View more
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