Morgellons: The 'Craziest' Disease You've Never Heard of
In 2012 the journal PLOS (https://bit.ly/3xQoQJW) One published
the results of a CDC / KAISER STUDY (Kaiser Permanente is a
California health insurance company) four years in the making
(Clinical, Epidemiologic, Histopathologic and Molecular Features
of an Unexplained Dermopathy). Instead of the vindication those
being tortured by Morgellons were eagerly hoping/praying for, they
were instead slapped in the face. Again. Here are the cherry-picked
conclusions from the CDC
We identified 115 case-patients. The prevalence was 3.65 cases per
100,000 enrollees. Case-patients had a median age of 52 years (range:
1793) and were primarily female (77%) and Caucasian (77%).
Multi-system complaints were common; 70% reported chronic fatigue
and 54% rated their overall health as fair or poor
deficits were detected in 59% of case-patients and 63% had
evidence of clinically significant somatic complaints; 50% had drugs
detected in hair samples and 78% reported exposure to solvents.
Skin lesions were most consistent with arthropod [bug] bites
or chronic excoriations [scratching/picking]. No parasites or
mycobacteria were detected. Most materials collected from
participants skin were composed of cellulose, likely of cotton
origin. This unexplained dermopathy was
significantly reduced health-related quality of life. No common
underlying medical condition or infectious source was identified,
similar to more commonly recognized conditions such as delusional
So, according to experts, who had access to almost unlimited
facilities and data, the CDC (with the help of industry) labeled
those with Morgellons as 'delusional'. This is not at all surprising
considering that the name most associated with the condition, other
than DELUSIONAL INFESTATION, is psychotic parisitosis
(aka Eckbom Syndrome). In other words, nothing changed for those
suffering from Morgellon. They would continue to be labeled as crazy.
And they would continue to suffer.