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Morgellons Disease is still a very controversial topic and the etiology is still considered unexplained by the CDC or most patients are diagnosed as being delusional by medical professionals despite current and ongoing research demonstrating pathological processes and infectious origins. Current research into filament composition and pathological features of dermatological symptoms is review. Clinical and veterinary research has identified a relationship with tick-borne pathogens including Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme Disease, as well as other Relapsing Fever strains of Borrelia and co-infections and opportunistic pathogens such as Bartonella species and Helicobacter pylori. This presentation will cover the history of Morgellons Disease as well as a overview of the controversy of infectious vs. delusional etiologies. After completing this course, physicians should have a clear case definition and clinical findings consistent with a diagnosis as well as a general understanding of how to approach treatment these complex patients.
- Understand the 2 main proposed etiologies of Morgellons Disease and the evidence regarding these etiologies
- Provide a case definition & diagnostic criterion for Morgellons Disease
- Explain microscopic findings of lesions and filament composition as determined by laboratory analysis.
- Understand the association with bacterial infections and various methods of detecting these infections in patients
- Provide overview of treatment approach for the infections and symptoms associated with Morgellons Disease
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