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No, not the CDC's take on it.
The CDC's take on it.
A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concluded that MD was not caused by a pathogen.
This comprehensive study of an unexplained apparent dermopathy demonstrated no infectious cause and no evidence of an environmental link. There was no indication that it would be helpful to perform additional testing for infectious diseases as a potential cause. Future efforts should focus on helping patients reduce their symptoms through careful attention to treatment of co-existing medical, including psychiatric conditions, that might be contributing to their symptoms.
Psychosomatic illnesses are real, actually.
It would appear there is good evidence it's a real thing.