|Title||Detection of tick-borne infection in Morgellons disease patients by serological and molecular techniques|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Middelveen MJ, Cruz ID, Fesler MC, Stricker RB, Shah JS|
|Journal||Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol|
Morgellons disease (MD) is a skin condition associated with Lyme disease (LD) and tick-borne illness. Patients with this skin disorder experience ulcerative lesions that contain multicolored filamentous collagen and keratin inclusions. Infection with various species of Borrelia and other tick-borne pathogens has been detected in tissue and body fluid specimens from MD patients. We sought to explore this association further in a cohort of MD patients.