publication . Article . 2018

Detection of tick-borne infection in Morgellons disease patients by serological and molecular techniques

Middelveen MJ; Du Cruz I; Fesler MC; Stricker RB; Shah JS;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2018 Journal: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, volume 11, pages 561-569 (issn: 1178-7015, eissn: 1178-7015, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Dove Press
Abstract
Marianne J Middelveen,1 Iris Du Cruz,2 Melissa C Fesler,3 Raphael B Stricker,3 Jyotsna S Shah2 1Atkins Veterinary Services, Calgary, AB, Canada; 2IGeneX Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA, USA; 3Union Square Medical Associates, San Francisco, CA, USA Background: Morgellons disease (MD) is a skin condition associated with Lyme disease (LD) and tick-borne illness. Patients with this skin disorder experience ulcerative lesions that contain multicolored filamentous collagen and keratin inclusions. Infection with various species of Borrelia and other tick-borne pathogens has been detected in tissue and body fluid specimens from MD patients. We sought to explore this associa...
Subjects
mesheuropmc: bacterial infections and mycoses
free text keywords: Tickborne disease., Dermatology, tick-borne disease, Lyme disease, Morgellons disease, Bartonella, Original Research, Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, RL1-803, relapsing fever Borrelia, Borrelia burgdorferi
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publication . Article . 2018

Detection of tick-borne infection in Morgellons disease patients by serological and molecular techniques

Middelveen MJ; Du Cruz I; Fesler MC; Stricker RB; Shah JS;