Mixed Borrelia burgdorferi and Helicobacter pylori Biofilms in Morgellons Disease Dermatological Specimens.

TitleMixed Borrelia burgdorferi and Helicobacter pylori Biofilms in Morgellons Disease Dermatological Specimens.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsMiddelveen MJ, Filush KR, Bandoski C, Kasliwala RS, Melillo A, Stricker RB, Sapi E
JournalHealthcare
Volume7
Issue2
PaginationE70
Date Published05/2019
KeywordsMorgellons disease; Borrelia burgdorferi; Helicobacter pylori; biofilm; amyloidosis; tickborne disease; chronic infection; Lyme disease
Abstract

Bb and Hp were detected in dermatological tissue taken from MD lesions. Bb and Hp tended to co-localize in foci within the epithelial tissue. Skin sections exhibiting foci of co-infecting Bb and Hp contained amyloid markers including β-amyloid protein, thioflavin and phosphorylated tau. The biofilm marker alginate was also found in the sections.

URLhttps://www.mdpi.com/2227-9032/7/2/70