publication . Article . 2010

Morgellons disease: Analysis of a population with clinically confirmed microscopic subcutaneous fibers of unknown etiology

Savely, Virginia R; Stricker, Raphael B;
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  • Published: 01 May 2010 Journal: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology (eissn: 1178-7015, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Dove Medical Press Ltd.
Abstract
Virginia R Savely1, Raphael B Stricker21TBD Medical Associates, San Francisco, CA, USA; 2International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, Bethesda, MD, USABackground: Morgellons disease is a controversial illness in which patients complain of stinging, burning, and biting sensations under the skin. Unusual subcutaneous fibers are the unique objective finding. The etiology of Morgellons disease is unknown, and diagnostic criteria have yet to be established. Our goal was to identify prevalent symptoms in patients with clinically confirmed subcutaneous fibers in order to develop a case definition for Morgellons disease.Methods: Patients with subcutaneous fibers ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, Dermatology, Etiology, Pathology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Morgellons Disease, business.industry, business, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Original Research, Morgellons, subcutaneous fibers, pruritus, delusions of parasitosis, Lyme disease, skin lesions
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publication . Article . 2010

Morgellons disease: Analysis of a population with clinically confirmed microscopic subcutaneous fibers of unknown etiology

Savely, Virginia R; Stricker, Raphael B;