What is Morgellons Disease? Morgellons Disease is a mysterious skin condition. [The15]What are the symptoms of this disease?The symptoms include skin rashes and sores, intense itching, crawling sensations on and under the skin, threads or fibers in and on the skin, severe fatigue, and difficulty concentrating. In some patients the itching and open sores caused by this disease severely interfere with their quality of life. [The15]What does the CDC (Center for Disease Control) say about this disease?According to the Mayo Clinic [The15] the CDC says the signs and symptoms of this disease are the same of the mental illness delusional parasitosis (false belief of infestation by parasites).How many people suffer from this disease?This disease is a rare condition that typically affects white women who are middle-aged.[The15]What are the current attitudes held by the medical field towards patients’ suffering from this disease?According to the Mayo Clinic [The15] the medical community treats patients like they are delusional, and nothing is wrong with them. This leaves patients feeling like they aren’t getting the care they deserve. Do you believe this is an actual condition? Why or why not?I believe this could be an actual condition. The problem with deciding if it is an actual condition or not is that many conditions present themselves on the outside as a mental illness. In my opinion it could be a combination of mental illness and fibromyalgia. Every person is going to feel sensations differently, so what might just be a twitching muscle to me, might feel like a parasite under the skin to you. What disorder did you choose to write about?I chose to research sebaceous cysts. Sebaceous cysts are noncancerous cysts of the skin. They come from the sebaceous gland. Why did you choose this disorder?I chose sebaceous cysts because I like the word sebaceous. I also find it fascinating that you can get a sebaceous cyst by popping a pimple. A friend of mine gets sebaceous cysts quite often, so I find it neat to look into things my friends have. What are the symptoms of this disorder?
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- SC121 Unit 5 Discussion