Exploring the association between Morgellons disease and Lyme disease: identification of Borrelia burgdorferi in Morgellons disease patients.

TitleExploring the association between Morgellons disease and Lyme disease: identification of Borrelia burgdorferi in Morgellons disease patients.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMiddelveen MJ, Bandoski C, Burke J, Sapi E, Filush KR, Wang Y, Franco A, Mayne PJ, Stricker RB
JournalBMC Dermatol.
Volume15
Issue1
Date Published02/2015
Abstract

Our study using multiple detection methods confirms that Morgellons Disease is a true somatic illness associated with Borrelia spirochetes that cause Lyme disease. Further studies are needed to determine the optimal treatment for this spirochete-associated dermopathy.

URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4328066/
DOI10.1186/s12895-015-0023-0