The Charles E. Holman Foundation
4th Annual Conference
SAVE THE DATE!
April 2, 2011
2011 Scientific/Medical Conference on Morgellons Disease
Westoak Woods Baptist Church
2900 Slaughter Lane
Mark your calendars now as we are putting together a fabulous line-up of speakers, special guests, and more! We are excited about our 2011 conference and we're convinced this may be most informative and inspirational conference on Morgellons yet! We guarantee you will have fun connecting with others and sharing in your journey. Mark your calendars now and do not miss our 4th Annual Conference!
Information on speaker line-up, special guests, registration information, hotel accomodations and more available soon on our website.
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Charles E. Holman Foundation web site
Morgellons disease is a skin disorder that was first described over 300 years ago. The disease is characterized by fiber-like strands extruding from the skin in association with dermatologic and neuropsychiatric signs and symptoms.
Although Morgellons disease has been confused with delusional parasitosis, the occurrence of the disease in children, the lack of pre-existing psychopathology in most patients and the presence of subcutaneous fibers on skin biopsy indicate that the disease has a somatic origin.
The association with Lyme disease and the apparent response to antibiotic therapy supports the concept that Morgellons disease may be triggered by an infectious process. Recent studies suggest that infection with Agrobacterium may play a role in the disease. Further clinical and molecular research is needed to unlock the mystery of Morgellons disease.
Lesions on leg of Morgellons patient
ABC News Report
Am J Clin Dermatol. 2006;7(1):1-5.
The mystery of Morgellons disease: infection or delusion?
South Austin Family Practice Clinic, Austin, Texas, USA.
Morgellons disease is a mysterious skin disorder that was first described more than 300 years ago. The disease is characterized by fiber-like strands extruding from the skin in conjunction with various dermatologic and neuropsychiatric symptoms. In this respect, Morgellons disease resembles and may be confused with delusional parasitosis. The association with Lyme disease and the apparent response to antibacterial therapy suggest that Morgellons disease may be linked to an undefined infectious process. Further clinical and molecular research is needed to unlock the mystery of Morgellons disease.
PMID: 16489838 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]