What really causes Morgellons, the disease that makes colored fibers grow out of your body?

For over a decade, people suffering from Morgellons disease have been told that they’re experiencing delusions. Even when they show doctors evidence that strange, multicolored fibers are growing out of itchy patches on their skin.

Now we may be getting closer to an answer.

Guardian reporter Will Storrs published a fascinating article on the people who suffer from this controversial disease, describing his trip to a conference for people with Morgellons, and his quest to get answers from neuroscientists and doctors.

He begins by introducing us to a few people with Morgellons, and some of the scientists who studied the disease in the mid-2000s:

In spring 2005, Randy Wymore, associate professor of pharmacology at Oklahoma State University, stumbled across an article about morgellons. Reading about the fibres sufferers believed were the byproduct of some weird parasite, but which were dismissed by dermatologists as humdrum environmental detritus, he thought, “But this should be easy to figure out.” He emailed sufferers, requesting samples, then compared them with samples of cotton, nylon, carpets and curtains. Examining them under the microscope, he got a shock. The sufferers’ fibres looked utterly different.

Wymore arranged for fibre analysis at the Tulsa police department’s forensic laboratory. Moments into his tests, a detective with 28 years’ experience of this sort of work murmured, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this.” The morgellons particles didn’t match any of the 800 fibres on their database, nor the 85,000 known organic compounds. He heated one fibre to 600C and was astonished to find it didn’t burn. By the day’s end, Wymore concluded, “There’s something real going on here. Something we don’t understand at all.”

You are not “NUTS”

The medical consensus, however, is “delusions of parasitosis” (DOP), in which people believe they’re covered in bugs or other parasites. But people with Morgellons say they don’t believe they’re covered in bugs – they simply feel itchy, and they keep finding this spiny, colored threads poking out of their skin. Some believe they’ve been infected with nanofibers, and others think parasites under their skin are extruding the red and blue-tinged fibers.

Though Storrs offers evidence that some people suffering from Morgellons may also be neurotic – many at the conference he attended were riling up hotel staff by complaining of phantom bugs in their beds – he also suggests a possible cause of the malady. It may be a neurological disorder where people experience phantom itching. It isn’t a mental illness, but instead a disorder of the nervous system.

Storrs writes:

I contact Dr Anne Louise Oaklander, associate professor at Harvard Medical School and perhaps the only neurologist in the world to specialize in itch. I email her describing morgellons, pointing out it’s probably some form of DOP. But when we speak, she knows all about morgellons already. “In my experience, morgellons patients are doing the best they can to make sense of symptoms that are real. They’re suffering from a chronic itch disorder that’s undiagnosed. They have been maltreated by the medical establishment. And you are welcome to quote me on that,” she adds.

This is a fascinating, compassionate article about a group of people whose maladies have been ignored by mainstream medicine – and who, despite everything, continue bravely to insist that they deserve medical treatment. They are clearly suffering a disorder, and it’s time science came up with something better than “they’re crazy.”

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2 Responses to What really causes Morgellons, the disease that makes colored fibers grow out of your body?

  1. Smart dust says:

    This is not a chronic itch disorder. It is River Blindness where the black fly lays eggs in the scalp causing worms to hatch and infest the body causing damage to eyes and organs. The itch is caused by the larvaes in the pores. Any doctor could simply spray a little H2O2 on the patient’s skin and see the worms wiggling. Also a skin scrapping could easily indicate larvaes but that won’t happen as Doctors will not get close to a patient. There are other aspects such as loss of eye sight, heart blockages, paralysis, and GI issues. The black flies hatch out of the scalp and the Morgellons hairs are actually bug breathing tubes. There may be many species of bugs involved since the yellow liquid or parasite waste attracts more. Doctors prefer to watch the patient die from an infestation than to prescribe ivermectin. That is why DOP is the standard diagnosis. So sad that our medical community does not know how to deworm patients. Even sadder is that the internet is full of disinformation about this highly contagious deadly infestation that perfectly healthy people can acquire.

  2. T cc says:

    I believe morgellons is what I have, I don’t leave my home for anything, if I do it’s in the middle of the night in hopes of being seen as little as possible? All I know is I pray for death 24/7 because I can’t live with this anymore, I don’t want to be around the only people that I love which consists of my two daughters and my grandchildren in fear of them getting it? My face is covered in it and it’s spreading and I’m absolutely hideous and disgusting looking and that’s very hard for someone who used to make a living with their looks I mean he’ll this stuff is miserable and hard for everybody who has it to deal with but we’re all crazy and it’s our imagination? Well my imagination is running wild and I’m done I can’t do it anymore I was already diagnosed terminally ill and wanted so desperately and have worked so hard to get to the point where I could maybe try and enjoy my life before it ends and when I get to the point that I’m ready to do that and feeling well enough to where I can do it this crap infests my skin and body, I have tried everything that I’ve read short of sucking back a tube of horse dewormer (ivermectin) , thus is really the only time I’ve come close to talking to someone about it other then my one daughter but she can’t deal with it so I try not to even bring it up to her and you can’t talk to anybody about it because they look at you like you’re crazy or on drugs!
    Lost all hope,
    TCC

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