Archive for September, 2012

Faculty of 1000 Recommends Morgellons disease: a chemical and light microscopy study. Middelveen MJ, Rasmussen EH, Kahn DG, Stricker RB.

September 15, 2012

Morgellons disease: a chemical and light microscopy study.
Middelveen MJ, Rasmussen EH, Kahn DG, Stricker RB.
J Clin Exp Dermatol Res. 2012; 3(1)

Roberto Arenas and Edoardo Torres-Guerrero, Hospital General Dr Manuel Gea Gonzalez, Tlalpan-4800, Mexico. F1000 Dermatology

12 Jun 2012 | New Finding

This is an interesting paper because Morgellons disease is an emerging clinical entity that is usually unknown for the medical practitioner and characterized by the presence of microscopic filaments (in a floral-like formation) associated with slow-healing cutaneous lesions and multisystem illness. The authors consider this disease to be similar to bovine digital dermatitis, which responds to antibiotics and anti-parasitic drugs. This disease has been misdiagnosed as delusional parasitosis, but the patients and cattle included in related studies have demonstrated sero-reactivity to Borrelia burgdorferi antigens and cultures supporting a spirochetal etiology. Now, in this article, by the exposure of the samples to caustic agents, bright-field microscopy at 100x magnification, immunohistological keratin stains and ultraviolet light (from human and bovine specimens), the authors suggest that the filaments are formed by keratin and associated with spirochetal infection. For further reading, see {1-3}.

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Filament formation associated with spirochetal infection: a comparative approach to Morgellons disease.

Middelveen MJ, Stricker RB Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2011; 4: 167-77

The mystery of Morgellons disease: infection or delusion?

Savely VR, Leitao MM, Stricker RB Am J Clin Dermatol. 2006; 7(1): 1-5

PMID: 16489838
Morgellons disease: Analysis of a population with clinically confirmed microscopic subcutaneous fibers of unknown etiology.

Savely VR, Stricker RB Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2010; 3: 67-78

PMID: 21437061
July 6th, 2012, 12:30 AM
I did start the treatment from Dr. Stricker with 2 antibiotics and the 1 antiparasitic med. So far so good. No side effects, no herxing.I was already improving drastically anyway in the last few months, and I attributed it to the diet change, the supplements, and using DSP. My skin is clear right now, except for one small lesion on my face, that I can easily cover up with make-up. My skin feels normal,and it feels very good to feel normal again!I made the appointment with Dr. Stricker back in February when I was doing very poorly. The wait to see him is 4-5 months, and from the time I made the appointment to when I saw him a few weeks ago, I was already showing 95% improvement. I wanted to get medical treatment because I wanted to be tested for co-infection of lyme (still waiting on those tests to come back) and I wanted to be on treatment for the parasite, without resorting to horse meds.

Cindy Casey and the CEHF for Scientific Morgellons Research
by Morgellons Scientific Research
in Health
Wed, September 19, 2012

Figure 2A: Fibers from Case 1. Note floral appearance of fibers (100x magnification).
Figure 2B: Pavement epithelium on underside of floral fibers shown in Case 2A (100x magnification).
Figure 2C: Hyaline fibers forming macroscopic masses in finger webbing from Case 1 (50x magnification).
Figure 2D: Clumps of hyaline filaments surrounding clotted or dried exudate from Case 1 (100x magnification).
Figure 2E: Blue filament with bulb-like ends (50 μm diameter) similar to a hair follicle from Case 1 (100x magnification).
Figure 2F: Bluish fluorescence of fibers under UV lighting from Case 1 (100x magnification).
Figure 2G: Iridescence of a green fiber from Case 1 (100x magnification).
Figure 2H: Striking iridescence of a red fiber from Case 1 (100x magnification).

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