Classification and Staging of Morgellons Disease: Lessons from Syphilis

TitleClassification and Staging of Morgellons Disease: Lessons from Syphilis
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsMiddelveen MJ, Martinez RM, Fesler MC, Sapi E, Burke J, Shah JS, Nicolaus C, Stricker RB
JournalClin Cosmet Investig Dermatol
Volume13
Start Page145
Pagination145-164
Date Published02/2020
Keywordsborrelia burgdorferi, Lyme disease, Morgellons disease, relapsing fever Borrelia, Syphilis, tick-borne disease, Treponema pallidum
Abstract

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).

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