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Medical What Might Cause Morgellan's Disease?

  1. Jan 2, 2014 #1
    If you are not familiar with Morgellan's, it is a disease where lesions appear on the skin, and then weird fibers begin to grow out of the lesions.

    Some in the medical community seem to think it's a hoax or a self-induced condition due to scratching and such, and that the fibers are just textiles, but spectral analysis by a doctor who is a "believer" rules out both textiles and "organic" (carbon based) compounds.

    Any ideas?

    I vote for either cancers or unknown viruses (capable of reprogramming cell functions). I think bacteria is a possibility, but it doesn't seem likely because it should have been discovered by now.
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  3. Jan 2, 2014 #2


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    Please post links to literature documenting current medical consensus and the spectral analysis work done by this doctor. Without this any discussion is largely dead before it begins. Thanks.
  4. Jan 2, 2014 #3


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    Anecdotal stories are not acceptable. Morgellons is not recognized by the medical community as a real disorder.

    http://www.cdc.gov/unexplaineddermopathy/ [Broken]

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