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Brittany Rae Salopek 9-18-06 Morgellon’s Disease Treatment Morgellon’s disease, commonly referred to as Thread, Fiber, or Lisa’s disease is a severe and transmittable systemic disease. This condition is accompanied by a parasite that produces blue, red, white, or clear fibers ranging in size from microscopic to several inches long. The most prominent and serious symptom related to this disease is pruritis, an itchy tingling feeling underneath the skin that causes a sensation of something crawling on the inner lining of the skin. Along with inadequately healing skin lesions, further symptoms include anemia, enlarged liver, body and spleen deterioration, and muscle pains, spasms, and contractions. Often, prominent neurological indications are characterized by memory impairment and disorientation that infected patients term as ‘brain fog.’ Originally, this disease was incorrectly deemed a psychiatric disorder because of the assumed delusions of parasitosis. Erroneous diagnoses claimed young children to
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MBI 111 taught by Professor Clark during the Fall '07 term at Miami University.

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