morgellons

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morgellons

(mɔːˈɡɛlʌnz)
n
1. (Pathology) a condition in which the sufferer experiences crawling, biting, and stinging sensations on the skin
2. (Psychiatry) a condition in which the sufferer experiences crawling, biting, and stinging sensations on the skin
[C21: from a local name for such symptoms in the Languedoc region of France]
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Mitchell says she suffers from an ailment called Morgellon's disease, which is described as a crawling, biting or stinging sensation all over the body.
Several reports have summarized the literature available on Morgellon's, and it has been associated with innumerable potential etiologies including but not limited to psychosis, infectious agents, immune system deficiencies, chronic inflammatory processes, and even ivermectin toxicity.
6) In an effort to find a cause and solution to the symptoms of both Morgellon's and delusional parasitosis, the Internet has become a hotbed of "e-treatment" in what is being described as an "internet meme.
9) This is the tip of the iceberg in ways that sufferers can be taken advantage of or outright harmed by those seeking to profit from their psychosomatic illness, and the claims made by businesses trying to sell to Morgellon's sufferers rapidly become ugly in nature.
Meanwhile, Morgellon's sufferers generally have a chronic course of illness lasting years.
The CDC's three-year study indicated that Morgellon's was not, in fact, a disease at all but was instead psychosomatic and met with anger, frustration, and disappointment from sufferers.
Morgellon's syndrome; evidence of a microorganism causing an unexplained dermopathy.