Detection of tick-borne infection in Morgellons disease patients by serological and molecular techniques

TitleDetection of tick-borne infection in Morgellons disease patients by serological and molecular techniques
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMiddelveen MJ, Cruz ID, Fesler MC, Stricker RB, Shah JS
JournalClin Cosmet Investig Dermatol
Volume11
Pagination561-569
Date Published11/2018
Abstract

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.

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30519067