Morgellons not caused by infectious agent, CDC researchers
A lengthy-awaited study, released Wednesday by the journal PLoS ONE, may possibly be a disappointment for those who have referred to as for far more consciousness and recognition of Morgellons -- in which sufferers complain of crawling, itching thoughts and of little specks and filaments sticking out of sores on their skin.
Scientists from the U.S. Centers for Ailment Control and Prevention identified that, of sufferers studied, 59% had cognitive deficits of some sort, and 63% had evidence of "clinically significant somatic grievances."
People unusual coloured filaments and specks? Largely just bits of cotton and nylon fibers from apparel, the authors concluded. They could have gotten caught in the sores in relation to the constant scratching of the skin.
The researchers cannot say what just triggers Morgellons, but the final results do drop in line with an Archives of Dermatology study described last yr in a Times report, in which findings by Mayo Clinic scientists indicated that Morgellons disease may be better described by a mental condition identified as "delusional parasitosis."
Not that this will necessarily deter men and women who believe they have a bodily infection of some type, The Times' post on last year's investigation goes on to show. And the ailment has been vouched for by huge names way too -- such as Joni Mitchell, who advised The Instances that she suffers from Morgellons as well.
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In case you were wondering, Morgellons disease isn't contagious nor is it caused by an infectious agent, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Never heard of it? Morgellons is a disease that is most often discussed in the world of alternative news and conspiracy theories.
The CDC just conducted their first official study into the validity of Morgellons disease ? a bizarre phenomenon in which patients, including Joni Mitchell, insist that they have small fibers or threads growing under the skin and causing constant discomfort. The study involved a group of Bay Area patients, and the conclusion wasn't what they...
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Marcydare wrote February 1, 2013 5:22:48 PM CET
A delusion that can be seen and photographed, documented and studied for Ten years.
A delusion that can spread to Family members and pets.
A delusion that can and has infected Many lifeforms ie; Worms, People, wasp's, Dogs, Cats, Birds, ect.
A delusion that has been found in air conditioning units across the globe.
A delusion that is a product of Chem-Trails that also have documented to be real but do not exist.
Nuujumn11 wrote October 27, 2012 12:05:26 AM CEST
This "report" lacks ALL credence due to the obvious BULLSHIT, red-flagged by the use of certain keywords/phrases: "U.S. Center of Ailment Control and Prevention," "Researchers," "Mayo Clinic,"
"CDC Report," "Federal Scientists," "clinically significant somatic grievances,"
"delusional parasitosis," "The Times." Need I say more? Don't know what motive is behind
posting this article, but if the messenger agrees with what latimes.com wrote...
Mars is looking for more slavebots.
Nuujumn11 wrote October 27, 2012 12:03:23 AM CEST
This "report" lacks ALL credence due to the obvious BULLSHIT, red-flagged by the use of certain keywords/phrases: "U.S. Center of Ailment Control and Prevention," "Researchers," "Mayo Clinic," "CDC Report," "Federal Scientists," "clinically significant somatic grievances," "delusional parasitosis," "The Times." Need I say more? Don't know what motive is behind posting this article, but if the messenger agrees with what latimes.com wrote... Mars is looking for more slavebots.