The challenge of Morgellons disease: A patient with clinicopathologic correlation
Morgellons disease is a rare condition characterized by patient-reported multicolored fibers and other nonorganic particles 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 nonspecific. 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.