|Title||Classification and Staging of Morgellons Disease: Lessons from Syphilis|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Authors||Middelveen MJ, Martinez RM, Fesler MC, Sapi E, Burke J, Shah JS, Nicolaus C, Stricker RB|
|Journal||Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol|
|Keywords||borrelia burgdorferi, Lyme disease, Morgellons disease, relapsing fever Borrelia, Syphilis, tick-borne disease, Treponema pallidum|
Morgellons disease (MD) is a contested dermopathy that is associated with Borrelia spirochetal infection. A simple classification system was previously established to help validate the disease based on clinical features (classes I-IV).