Study of freakish mystery illness finds no cause

Posted on January 26th, 2012 by

Imagine having the feeling that tiny bugs are crawling on your body, that you have oozing sores and mysterious fibers sprouting from your skin. Sound like a horror movie? Well, at one point several years ago, government doctors were getting up to 20 calls a day from people saying they had such symptoms… Last May, Mayo Clinic researchers published a study of 108 Morgellons patients and found none of them suffered from any unusual physical ailment. The study concluded that the sores on many of them were caused by their own scratching and picking at their skin.

San Francisco Chronicle (AP), 01/25/2012

Additional coverage: Vos Iz Neias, CBS News, Metro Calgary

Tags: Dermatology, Morgellons patients, Research

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