Saturday, July 28, 2012

Morgellons Study Cited - This Disease Is Not a Delusion

Source of  Map:   http://digitaljournal.com/article/269296

Morgellons Study Cited by Faculty of 1000: Not a Delusion

Food Freedom News, 27 July 2012

A recent study of Morgellons disease has been cited as a “must read” by the Faculty of 1000 (F1000). The article entitled “Morgellons Disease: A Chemical and Light Microscopic Study”, by MJ Middelveen, EH Rasmussen, DG Kahn and RB Stricker, was published in the open-access online Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology Research.

In 2011, veterinary microbiologist Marianne J. Middelveen from Calgary, Alberta, Canada and internist Raphael B. Stricker, MD published a study documenting similarities between Morgellons disease and a veterinary illness known as bovine digital dermatitis (BDD) that causes lameness, decreased milk production, weight loss, and skin lesions near the hooves of affected cattle. That study revealed that the unusual fibers seen in the animal disease were similar to those seen in and under the skin of people worldwide who suffer from Morgellons disease.

The new study confirms that Morgellons disease is not a delusional illness, as some in the medical community maintain. The latest findings confirm that fibers from both bovine and human samples were similar in formation at the cellular level and had the chemical and physical properties of keratin. Fibers from human patients were found to be biological in origin and are produced by keratinocytes in epithelial and follicular tissues.

“This study puts the final nail in the coffin of delusional disease that these patients have been labeled with,” stated Dr. Stricker. “It proves that Morgellons disease is a physiologic illness. From here on, scientists will be able to move forward in finding a cause and a cure.”

[With or without the CDC's war on medical truths.  See, e.g., CDC calls Morgellons’ nanoworms a delusion, protects DARPA.]

Note: To read this important study on Morgellons Disease, click here, or see the abstract below:


“Morgellons disease is an emerging multisystem illness characterized by unexplained dermopathy and unusual skinassociated filament production. Despite evidence demonstrating that an infectious process is involved and that lesions are not self-inflicted, many medical practitioners continue to claim that this illness is delusional. We present relevant clinical observations combined with chemical and light microscopic studies of material collected from three patients with Morgellons disease. Our study demonstrates that Morgellons disease is not delusional and that skin lesions with unusual fibers are not self-inflicted or psychogenic. We provide chemical, light microscopic and immunohistological evidence that filaments associated with this condition originate from human epithelial cells, supporting the hypothesis that the fibers are composed of keratin and are products of keratinocytes.”

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Summarized by WantToKnow

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Food Freedom News

Note:  If you click on the above link and click on the major newspaper link in the first paragraph of the article, you will find the link has been censored.  I have removed this paragraph here and begin with the 2nd paragraph of the article.  This often happens and I have found that it's best to save important documents or articles that are a bit out of the mainstream on a USB.  Often the truth has a way of disappearing.


"It can be disfiguring and disabling, and affects people of all age groups including an increasing number of children. The number of families currently registered with the MRF, it is believed, "represent only a fraction of the true number of affected families."

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