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Originally posted by interestedalways
To me, or to my stomach, the video almost seems more like a disinformation tactic.
all patients with Morgellons carry elevated laboratory proinflammatory markers,
elevated insulin levels
and verifiable serologic evidence of 3 bacterial pathogens.
most recover on antibiotics directed at the above pathogens
The solution seems mind numbing simple. Move.
17 May 2011
A new study has revealed that patients may actually be delusional when they claim to their doctor that they have bugs on their skin.Patients often go to a dermatologist to be treated for a skin infestation when they believe that their are parasites crawling around on their body.
A new study though led by Dr. Mark D. Davis from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn has proven that they may not actually have bugs, but may instead be delusional.Researchers, for the purpose of the study, focused on a group of more than 100 patients.All of the patients included in the study stated that their skin had been infested with bugs, bacteria, or something of that nature.What researchers found was that there was only 1 case where the skin of the patient was actually infected with a bug or bacteria.
The belief is that these patients suffer from delusional parasitosis, where they believe they are infected with parasites, but the reality is that they are not.The delusions can be so severe though that the patients may not know the difference.Patients included in the study visited the Mayo Clinic from 2001 to 2007.
The study has been published in the Archives of Dermatology.
"The patients become desperate because they feel their skin is infested with things like insects, bugs and worms. Sometimes they feel there are fibers crawling out of their skin or bits of triangles coming out of their skin," Davis said. "They become very preoccupied with it and try to extract it with forceps and knives, and they go to lots of doctors to try to get a diagnosis so they can get an antibiotic to get rid of it.
"We see many patients whose lives are ruined," he added.
Some doctors prescribe anti-psychotic drugs to the patients, said Dr. Steven R. Feldman, a professor of dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, who believes a neurotransmitter imbalance in the brain causes the condition.
But, "it can be difficult to get patients to take the medication since they don't believe the problem is in their head," Feldman said.
For this study, published online May 16 in the Archives of Dermatology, researchers tested skin samples from 108 people -- 75 percent women -- who visited the Mayo Clinic between 2001 and 2007 and complained of animate and inanimate invaders. Patients had suffered for an average of 2.3 years.
Seventy-nine percent of the patients complained of bug infestations. Others were sure they had worms, eggs, fibers or other intruders, such as "specks," rotting wood fungus, glass and car oil.
After taking skin biopsies and/or examining skin samples provided by the patients, the researchers found that the majority of the skin samples showed signs of dermatitis and other skin conditions, such as ulceration or inflammation. Only one skin sample revealed an insect with infestation potential -- a pubic louse.
Originally posted by mrsdudara
This sounds so aweful.
I am wondering though, if this might be one of those viruses that was released when the ice started thawing.
I remember reading a few articles where scientists found different viruses and bacteria, that came back to life, so to speak, when thawed out.