An unsolved mystery
Morgellons syndrome is a mystery, an "unknown that science still cannot explain: it is a particular, rare, extremely ambiguous and incomprehensible disease. Morgellons syndrome, known more simply as" Morgellons ", cannot be defined as a real disease, precisely because there is no demonstrable and proven scientific theory that can ascertain the responsible cause.
However, actually, Morgellons it seems a syndrome, being characterized by a series of peculiar and inexplicable signs and symptoms that distinguish it from other morbid manifestations: in reality, however, Morgellons' one could not be defined as a real "syndrome", given the "absence of evidence scientific that explain it.
Morgellons syndrome generally presents with skin disorders: itching, pinprick sensation, sudden and painful pangs, sores, permanent skin rashes and above all strange filamentous fibers on the surface of the skin which, in some cases, come out spontaneously .
Some patients with Morgellons syndrome complain of a strange burning sensation spread all over the body, others speak of "insects" that run just below the surface of the skin. Therefore, a complex and ambiguous symptomatology, so much so as to suggest an imaginary disease, consequence of serious psychological disorders.
The disease (if it can be called that) seems to have a considerable impact on emotionality and cognition: these effects, however, could be considered at the same time the cause and consequence of Morgellons.
Other people diagnosed with Morgellons syndrome complain of musculoskeletal pain and a feeling of general fatigue.
This theory is sometimes dismantled by the presence (real and not fictitious) of particular filamentous fibers that come out of the skin, very similar to polyethylene fibers: everything is made even more strange by the color of the fibers: Blue.
Hypothesis on the causes
The thinking of the authors appears heterogeneous and the theories that have been built around the syndrome are many: some consider Morgellons a disease characterized by a series of atypical signs, others consider it only as a strange unexplained morbid condition, still others (among which the Mayo Clinic stands out), believe that the disease is a consequence of psychological or psychiatric disorders. The shadow that accompanies Morgellons syndrome is such as to torment many researchers, who are unable to draw univocal conclusions. Some senior scientists believe that the mystery created around this syndrome has fomented the minds of some subjects who, to "attract the "attention to them" could have self inflicted skin lesions; not by chance, through the media propaganda, the syndrome has reached the ears of many subjects who, believing they are suffering from a strange, sometimes unique disease, self-diagnose Morgellons syndrome. This "do-it-yourself diagnosis", as can be understood, is not based on certain and scientific evidence, but on traces that are too vague to be considered valid. Most of the time, these potentially ill subjects of Morgellons are based on uncertain information read on the Internet, in magazines or on some approximate and nebulous news, too rumored to be reliable.
Research into the origin of the causes of Morgellons syndrome continues: it is believed possible that some mentally unstable patients have tried to remove the "potential insects" that ran under the skin, causing skin lesions. Thus, scars and rashes. they could depend on the obsessive-compulsive behavior of the subject, convinced of being infested by insects.
Other dermatologists and psychiatrists believe that Morgellons syndrome is due to a "bacterial infection: for example, from Borrelia burhdorferi (typical infectious agent of Lyme disease).
In any case, all doctors agree on the "inexplicability and" indecipherability of the morbid condition: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention they defined Morgellons syndrome as an "unexplained skin disease" and an "illusory parasitosis".
Some even venture that the cause of Morgellons syndrome owes its origin to extra-natural factors.