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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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(50) Types of delusions observed in dermatology patients include delusions of parasitosis, olfactory reference syndrome (delusion of body odor which may be associated with olfactory hallucinations), delusions of fibers in skin (Morgellons), hypochondriacal delusions and delusional dysmorphophobia.
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Woman in her 60s presented in a state of formal Morgellons disease with colorful fibers coming out of her face and scalp, plus a slew of debilitating symptoms: fatigue, pains, depression, hypertension, and others, for years.
No word has been given on what the folk star is being treated for but she has previously stated she suffers from Morgellons disease.
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We learn, in an uncomfortably up-close and personal kind of way, about Morgellons disease and the plight of people suffering from something that many in the medical community aren't convinced really exists.
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