The challenge of Morgellons disease: a patient with clinico-pathologic correlation

Morgellons disease is a rare condition characterized by patient reporting multicolored fibers and other non-organic or organic particles embedded in and protruding from diffuse skin ulcerations. Although the scientific community is prone to believe that Morgellons disease is a psychiatric disorder, an infectious pathogenesis associated with Borrelia burgdorferi in the setting of Lyme disease has also been proposed. The histopathology is usually considered as non-specific. To illustrate this condition, we present the case of an adult woman with significant ulcerative skin lesions and cicatricial changes on the face, trunk, and arms.
Source: Clinics in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research