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Can morgellons be transmitted?
Last Updated: 7th January, 2020
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Beside this, what is the cause of Morgellons?
Many health care professionals believe that Morgellons disease is a form of psychosis that causes the person to imagine that they are infested by parasites (delusional parasitosis) rather than a diagnosis based upon physical signs. Research on this syndrome has so far not found it to be caused by an infection.
Similarly, does everyone have Morgellons? It is known as Morgellons disease, and it reportedly affects some 13,000 people in the U.S. It's in fact so mysterious and odd that the consensus in the majority of the medical community is that Morgellons doesn't actually exist.
Subsequently, one may also ask, what are the fibers in Morgellons?
Although MD was initially considered to be a delusional disorder, recent studies have demonstrated that the dermopathy is associated with tickborne infection, that the filaments are composed of keratin and collagen, and that they result from proliferation of keratinocytes and fibroblasts in epithelial tissue.
What are the black specks in Morgellons?
Patients with Morgellons disease may shed unusual particles from the skin described as fibers, “sand” or seed-like black specks, or crystallized particles. Many medical professionals believe that the disease is not a true somatic illness and maintain that it is the result of delusional beliefs.