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Morgellons - What We Do And Don't Know
About The 'Fiber'
Imagine your body
pocked by erupting
sores. The sensation
of little bugs
crawling all over
you. And worst of
all, mysterious red
and blue fibers
sprouting from your
It may sound
like a macabre
movie, but a growing
legion of Americans
say they suffer from
this condition. And
now the U.S. Centers
for Disease Control
and Prevention is
delusional. But the
condition — called
Morgellons — has
caused a small
frenzy on the
hundreds of people
pleading for help.
government doesn't want to panic people
until they can figure out a definitive
cause," said Pat Boddie, a 62-year-old
Alabama woman who said she's had
Morgellons for 14 years.
to figure out if this is going to be an
epidemic. I hate to tell them, but it
already is," she said.
The CDC has
been receiving as many as 20 calls a day
from self-diagnosed Morgellons patients.
The agency has been urged to investigate
by, among others, U.S. Sen. Dianne
Feinstein of California.
into this with an open mind," said Dan
Rutz, spokesman for a CDC Morgellons
task force that began meeting in June.
But so far
there is no evidence of an infectious
agent, and health officials say there is
not yet enough evidence even to call it
to have Morgellons report a wide variety
of symptoms, ranging from joint pain to
irregular bowel movements. But most
describe crawling sensations along the
skin, sores, fatigue, "brain fog" and
the appearance of small or microscopic
fibers on or under the skin.
they've suffered for decades, but the
syndrome did not get a name until 2002,
when the "Morgellons" was selected by
Mary Leitao, a South Carolina woman who
founded the Morgellons Research
It came from a
1674 medical paper that described
symptoms somewhat like Morgellons,
Leitao said. "I never expected it (the
name) to stick," she said.
In-fighting on organization's board
Leitao's organization has
become a leading source of information
and research advocacy, but it too has
Last week, at
least three of the eight members of the
organization resigned over disagreements
with Leitao, the executive director,
about how she's been running the
foundation. One member — the board's
chairman — sent a letter to the U.S.
Internal Revenue Service, saying Leitao
had failed to produce requested
financial records and he voiced
suspicions of financial impropriety.
member who resigned, Dr. Greg Smith, a
Gainesville, Ga., pediatrician, had
recently posted a donations-soliciting
letter for the foundation on an Internet
site frequented by Morgellons patients.
Last week, he posted a retraction.
"I cannot in
good faith ask anyone to contribute to
the foundation," Smith wrote.
described the controversy as "a power
struggle" and said she's done nothing
from the organization was Randy Wymore,
an Oklahoma State University assistant
professor of pharmacology. He was the
organization's director of research.
initiated the relationship last year.
But because of the in-fighting he said
he decided to distance himself. "The
research I'm doing is not affected by
this," Wymore added.
Until the CDC
task force, Wymore was seen as the most
reputable scientist to research
Morgellons, although he was trained in
molecular biology, not clinical disease
or fibrous materials.
Forensics lab examines fibers
He recruited two Oklahoma
State faculty physicians. They tweezed
fibers from beneath the skin of some
Morgellons patients who visited the
Oklahoma State Center for Health
Sciences in Tulsa in February, Wymore
said, and sent those samples to the
Tulsa Police Department's forensic
checked the samples against carpet and
clothing fibers and other materials, and
conducted chemical analyses and other
tests. Nothing matched, said Mark Boese,
the police lab's director.
"How it is
being produced, I don't know," Boese
said. He theorized the fibers could be
produced by human hair follicles that
somehow encapsulated pollutants
processed by the body.
themselves, or seek
large quantities of
bug killers and
other expensive and
CDC task force
12-person CDC task
force includes two
ethicist, a mental
health expert and
chronic disease. The
group is developing
a case definition of
impossible to say
how many people have
Morgellons without a
way to define it.
believes the number
is at least 5,500,
based on the number
registered with the
CDC case definition
will lead some
physicians to stop
they're crazy, said
Smith, the Georgia
pediatrician and a
lot of physicians
think that if it's
not in the
textbooks, it's not
real," said Smith,
who said a fiber
once slid across his
eyeball and then
Gallagher, 48, said
she's been seeing a
nearly a year.
"(But) he doesn't
Morgellons. He said
'That's not a real
But while her
doctor dismisses the
fibers as lint,
Gallagher says he is
concerned that she
may become suicidal.
"I cry, and he says
I have to live my
life" and tells her
to write down things
that she likes to
she says she is
plagued by tiny dark
specks and fibers
that infest her
house. She's paid
bathed in Borax and
spent hundreds on
pills and other
helped," she said.
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