February is Morgellons Awareness Month
The Charles E. Holman Morgellons Disease Foundation has designated February as Morgellons Awareness Month.
Morgellons, which appears to have a connection to Lyme disease, is a controversial diagnosis in the medical world. Sufferers are often dismissed by their doctors as being delusional.
According to the foundation, Morgellons Disease (MD) is a multi-system illness uniquely characterized by the formation of unusual fibers within the skin. MD is a debilitating, painful and life impacting condition consisting of slow-healing skin lesions, overwhelming fatigue, GI disturbances and an array of neurological deficits. Patients with Morgellons may shed unusual appearing particles from the skin described as fibers, sand or seed-like, black specks, or crystalized particles.
Holman Foundation President Cindy Casey and others from the organization have been heavily involved with a documentary film project (still being edited) called Skin Deep: The Battle Over Morgellons. You can watch a trailer of the film here:
The 11th Annual Medical-Scientific Conference on Morgellons will be held on April 14-15, 2018 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Austin, Texas. This conference brings physicians, scientists, nurses, patients and their families together for 2 days of presentations. The very latest in research and treatment of Morgellons will be presented.