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Dr. S's theory on Morgellons

 
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 10:57 pm    Post subject: Dr. S's theory on Morgellons Reply with quote

The Facts Behind The Medical Mystery Of Morgellons

http://www.ktnv.com/Global/story.asp?S=8287547


It has been nearly a year since Action News first started investigating a bizarre skin condition known as Morgellons.

The mysterious infection causes open sores with string like fibers poking out of the skin.

The condition has baffled health officials, leaving patients confused and frustrated.

Action News Kimberly Tere has more on the findings of one San Francisco doctor who says the disease is very real, very serious and talks about what might be causing it.

It sounds more like science fiction or something out of a horror movie.

"When it hits, it just feels like something is crawling all over me," said patient Judy Johnson.

Patients often complain of having mysterious red, blue and black fibers growing out of their bodies.

"It is almost like these things are alive," said Johnson.

It is called Morgellons and patients say it feels like insects are moving beneath and even biting their skin.

"In addition to the skin lesions, they tend to get other symptoms such as fatigue, muscle aches, joint pains and a lot of neurological and neuropsychiatries symptoms," said Dr. Stricker.

More than 11,000 people in the United States have reported the same symptoms forcing the medical community to take a more serious look at Morgellons disease.

San Francisco Doctor Raphael Stricker has been researching the condition and thinks he may have an explanation.

"What we have found is there is a plant bacteria that is often found in the lesions that these patients have and we think that this plant bacteria may be involved in the cause of the disease," said Dr. Stricker.

Dr. Stricker says his patients have one thing in common.

"These patients tend to have exposure to soil or dirt or some sort of plant life," said Dr. Stricker.

But exactly how is the plant bacteria getting into their systems?

Dr. Stricker believes it could be ticks.

"We know that ticks can carry something like 40 different bacteria and so it is possible the ticks are picking up the plant bacteria and transmitting it along with the Lyme Disease infecting people through their bite," said Dr. Stricker.

In a recent study of Morgellons patients, 43 out of 44 of them tested positive for Lyme Disease.

"Very often when patients get treated for the Lyme Disease the Morgellons also gets better. So it does suggest that antibiotic treatment is useful for this disease," said Dr. Stricker.

But an antibiotic treatment is not a miracle cure.

"These people have been going from doctor to doctor and being told they are crazy. There is nothing wrong with them," said Dr. Stricker.

It is a major source of frustration for patients who are suffering.

"If I could have performed an amputation to willingly get rid of the pain, I think I would have willingly cut my leg off. It hurt that bad," said Johnson.

Doctors hope that the medical community accepts this condition not as science fiction, but as science fact.

"Once we recognize this as a real disease then we can really start to do research and see what is causing it and try to find a cure," said Dr. Stricker.

The US Centers For Disease Control is about to begin its first study on Morgellons.

It is paying California based health care giant Kaiser Permanente $340,000 to test and interview patients with symptoms of the condition.

The one year study will attempt to define the conditions and determine how common it is.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How interesting!

I hope something comes of the study that will be useful to those needing treatment.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's hope adequate research is done soon. Plant bacteria carried by ticks..very interesting.

Mary
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To add to the findings of the plant bacterium that has been found in a great many Morgellons sufferers:
- the agro bacterium found is the only one known to affect both flora and humans (mammals),
- common reports (now clinically observed) are of "bumps" (moving and stationery) with "fibers" beneath/protruding from the skin,
- in one case, one of these gell-like masses with fibers was clinically observed self-exiting the skin,
- the gell around the clusters of fibers that form just under the skin are very similar to the biofilms seen encompassing many microbes to protect themselves (and makes treating patients with organisms protected by biofilms extremely more difficult than another patient whose infection hasn't learned how to create a biofilm mass around clusters of itself).

Plant life is all about fibrous material made up of extremely long, thin cells, and this particular agrobacterium produces "nodes" in plants. Plants also eject, or otherwise release seeds to replicate themselves, possibly accounting for all the patient reports of these bumps/masses with fibers coming out of them self-exiting from the skin?

Can it really be such a stretch of the imagination that this bacterium may be producing these manifestations, possibly in association/mutation with borrelia or coinfection microbes...?

I find it incredulous that Drs., CDC, Researchers, etc. can't see/accept such basic intelligence and try treatments/do research in respect to such simple emperical evidence...?

About three or four years ago, the CDC came out with a very large paper warning of the urgent need for research in regards all these "emerging autoimmunity/inflammatory diseases" (very little of which has happened).
In the meantime, some researchers who were already studying similarities (and others who've followed suit) suspect a "commonality" among them all.

Once again, it's not hard for an intelligent 16 year old to see them, but these researches are mocked, without even looking at their findings!
Besides the basics: initial rash of some sort followed by flu-like symptoms, progressing to malaise, then extreme fatigue, neurological manifestations, pain, etc., they have found CWD, Lforms, Rod forms (many of these that can lie dormant or mutate, and many more similarities).

Besides the known coinfections (Bart, Babs, Mycoplasmae, Anaplasmosis, RMSP, other fevers, etc. etc.), there are many diseases such as: brucellosis, staph, ringworm, measles, mono. fifth's disease, rubella, scarlet fever, CFS, ME, and tons more that fall into the same symptomology. However, researchers who point this out are mocked, and those charged with protecting the Public Health refuse to look into the possibility of a common thread!

It's a shame they are so arrogant as to refuse to think that there might be a single or simple underlying cause (based on simple observation), then refuse to investigate for it!

Of course if such an underlying cause were found, it would mean that billion$ in "Research Funding" for individual diseases wouldn't be available...
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