If you or someone you know is suffering from Morgellons Disease, then you have most likely gone into the bowels of the scientific and medical field searching for answers, only to come up with ziltch. I know that you have subjected yourself to a myriad of frightening patient testimonies, hundreds of photos of patients with weeping lesions, and a maze of scientific discussions revealing that most of the medical field is clearly in denial of the disease itself. I wish for you to keep in mind one thing: You are not alone! The disease is real, and there are scientists doing all they can to understand it’s cause and how to cure it. That’s a fact. I have put forth this comprehensive outline in hopes of aiding you in your discovery as well as giving you something to research that will amount to more than “here-say” and third party myths!
So let’s begin.
CLICK HERE FOR SYMPTOMS, Do you have Morgellons?
According to medical researchers, the controversy surrounding Morgellons Disease has been deemed as “ detrimental to those afflicted with this illness.” It has literally held back the much needed scientific research that could in turn provide the appropriate treatment and control strategies from being investigated and implemented throughout the world. Why the secret? In some cases harmful treatment with ineffective and potentially antipsychotic drugs have been dispensed to mrogellons sufferers? . Morgellons Disease has not really been taken seriously by the scientific community until the past decade, when researchers made a horrific discovery; the fibers emitting from the patient were not organic in nature. Perhaps this is not something the FDA or the WHO (World Health Organization) want public. As a matter of fact, Morgellons Disease is not even LISTED on the WHO’s website. Curious?
As to the FDA, only one article displays and it is not on Morgellons Disease, it is entitled MAUDE Adverse Event Report: LYME TEST NONE. It is not even a morgellons study.
Don’t be alarmed by the history.
Back in 2012, the CDC published a few ” fast track” studies in a effort to disprove this new scientific discovery, and published papers and articles claiming : ”
CDC: “Results of the study, published in PloS One show this condition appears to be uncommon among a population representative of Northern California residents. Skin damage from the sun was the most common skin abnormality found, and no single underlying medical condition or infectious source was identified. Upon thorough analysis, most sores appeared to result from chronic scratching and picking, without an underlying cause.
CDC concluded that “The materials and fibers obtained from skin-biopsy specimens (of Morgellons patients) were mostly cellulose, compatible with cotton fibers.”
This is where they shot themselves in the foot.
In short, Cellulose is a mixed material composed of many individual components. It forms the supporting structure of plant cells and therefore is present in all plants. Cellulose is indigestible to humans.
As a rule, cellulose is won from “Linters”. These very short fibres cannot be spun and accumulate as a by-product of cotton. Linters are composed almost exclusively of cellulose. They are cleansed for use in foodstuff: impurities are separated.
Note: Keep in mind, the cellulose content of cotton fiber is 90%. What if the cotton is gentically modified cotton? (GMO Cotton).
Fibers tested that were extruding from the skin of (Morgellons) patients wasincompatible with human DNA and is not produced by the human body.So where do the fibers come from? Morgellons Disease was man made.
(photo credit: Caroline Carter)
What is the composition of morgellons fibers?
There are fuzzy white fibers, or “cotton balls”, that are found growing on top of the skin lesions. Then there are the colored fibers or threads, usually pink, blue or black, that are found under the skin — even in the surrounding healthy tissue — and often poke through the lesions. Then there are clear fibers that have a small golden bulb on the end.
- The white fuzzy fibers (cotton balls) were found to be fluorescent and glow when exposed to ultraviolet light. Human cells do not have any fluorescent properties, concluding that this is a foreign object.
- Fluorescent property in a human body is not natural which suggests that the glowing fuzzy fibers quite possibly originated from a trans-genetic organism that was residing in the Morgellons lesion. Scientists were curious as to how such an organism got in to the Morgellons victims.
- One of the fluorescent proteins was identified as belonging to a bacteria known as Chromobacterium Violaceum, generally found in the soil and water of sub-tropical regions. It produces an anti-oxidant called violacein. The bacteria may be responsible (in part) for deadly immune system infections that are currently resistant antibiotics.
- Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig have now identified violacein as one of the fundamental mechanisms used by the bacteria in biofilms to protect themselves against the attacking phagocytes in the human body. Like the marine organisms, the presence of violacein is deadly to the human immune system and prevents it from clearing infections from the body.Chromobacterium Violaceum, (which produces violacein), has been found in Morgellons skin lesions, along with the biofilm, and could be , why Morgellons Disease resists healing .
- Upon further examination, the fluorescent properties of the Morgellons fibers originated from a soluble substance that contained proteins from some very unusual organisms:
- a protein found in cow’s milk [casein alpha S1];
- a bacteria found in sub-tropical water and soil [chromobacterium violaceum];
- a parasitic protozoa that causes East Coast Fever, usually transmitted through ticks [theileria prava];
- a rod shaped bacteria that is mobile by moving its flagellum and has been studied extensively in laboratories because of its unusual metabolism [azoarcus]; and
- a bacteria associated with fermentation that like salinity [leuconostoc mesenteroides]
- Despite having all these exotic proteins, there were no human protein profiles present in the florescent substance! Again, unnatural fibers.
To continue reading the fiber analysis, MORGELLONS FIBER ANALYSESThus far, fiber analysis theorizes that fibers are made up of
- a fluorescent trans-genetic substance containing human, bovine (cow)
- bacteria proteins made up of mysterious and unidentifiable polythene fibers that protrude the skin in what appears to be an indestructible tube containing a biofilm substance preventing skin lesions from healing
- Researchers do not know if the disease is contagious or not
- Currently there is no known cause or cure
The Smoking Gun? GMO’sHave you ever heard of Professor Vitaly Citovsky? He is a professor of molecular and cell biology at Stony Brook University in New York (SUNY) and the worlds authority on genetic modification of cells by Agrobacterium, a soil bacterium widely used in creating genetically modified (GM) plants since the 1980s. Agrobacterium has the ability to invade a plant and then insert a large amount of its own DNA sequence to growing cells in the plant which cause it to grow a tumor (called crown gall disease) which then produces nutrition for the bacteria to grow and proliferate.Professor Vitaly Citovsky Concludes:
When plants are being genetically modified (corn for example), agrobacterium is manipulated to contain the new genes (maybe to withstand some pest or fungus) and then is allowed to infect a healthy specimen where these genes will be incorporated in the plants DNA. The seeds of this infected plant will contain the new genetic information. Growing a plant from the seeds will result in a genetically “new” plant. But exactly the same process can occur when agrobacterium infects a human cell.
Imagine splicing plant or virus DNA in the cells of your skin, or liver, kidneys or brain. What would the results be like? Does this happen in Morgellons victims? Vitaly Citovsky conducted a study:“Skin biopsy samples from Morgellons patients were subjected to high-stringency polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for genes encoded by the Agrobacterium chromosome and also for Agrobacterium virulence (vir) genes and T-DNA on its Ti plasmid. They found that “all Morgellons patients screened to date have tested positive for the presence of Agrobacterium, whereas this microorganism has not been detected in any of the samples derived from the control, healthy individuals.” Their preliminary conclusion is that “Agrobacterium may be involved in the etiology and/or progression” of Morgellons Disease.
In short, Agrobacterium was found to transfer T-DNA into the chromosomes of human cells.
The association of Morgellons Disease with dirt and soil where Agrobacterium lives, the widespread use of Agrobacterium in genetic engineering of plants, and the ability of Agrobacterium to infect human cells, all point towards a possible role of genetic engineering in the aetiology of Morgellans disease via Agrobacterium.”
Another case in point is Whitley Strieber who published an article October 12, 2007,entitled “Skin Disease May Be Linked to GM Food” concludes that
“… the fibers taken from a Morgellons sufferer contain the same substance that is “used commercially to produce genetically-modified plants.”
Sept. 15-21 issue of New Scientist Magazine, Daniel Elkan describes a patient he calls “Steve Jackson,” who “for years” has “been finding tiny blue, red and black fibers growing in intensely itchy lesions on his skin.” He quotes Jackson as saying, “The fibers are like pliable plastic and can be several millimeters long. Under the skin, some are folded in a zigzag pattern. These can be as fine as spider silk, yet strong enough to distend the skin when you pull them, as if you were pulling on a hair.”
Doctors say that this type of disease could only be caused by a parasite, but anti-parasitic medications do not help. Psychologists insist that this is a new version of the well-known syndrome known as “delusional parasitosis.” While this is a “real” disease, it is not a physically-caused one. This turns out to be false.
Currently there is physical evidence that Morgellons is NOT just psychological. When pharmacologist Randy Wymore offered to study some of these fibers if people sent them to him, he discovered that “fibers from different people looked remarkably similar to each other and yet seem to match no common environmental fibers.”
Could GMO Plants be “causing a new human disease?”
WHAT IS MORGELLONS DISEASE?
Caroline Carter speaks up about Morgellons Disease, otherwise known as GMOD (Genetically Modified Organism Disease)
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- Over 30,000 doctors and health professionals in Argentina are the latest to add their voice to the fight against Monsanto, asking the federal government to ban its products after recent studies found they may contain carcinogens, press reports stated Tuesday.
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Abstract from http://f1000research.com/articles/2-25/v1 (Morgellons test subject results:
Neuropsychological testing revealed a substantial number of study participants who scored highly in screening tests for one or more co-existing psychiatric or addictive conditions, including depression, somatic concerns (an indicator of preoccupation with health issues), and drug use.
This comprehensive study of an unexplained apparent dermopathy demonstrated no infectious cause and no evidence of an environmental link. There was no indication that it would be helpful to perform additional testing for infectious diseases as a potential cause. Future efforts should focus on helping patients reduce their symptoms through careful attention to treatment of co-existing medical, including psychiatric conditions, that might be contributing to their symptoms.”
CASE STUDIES RESULTS:
“The presence of spirochetes in MD dermatological specimens demonstrates that Morgellons lesions are associated with spirochetal infection. Unlike Treponema pallidum spirochetes, which are seldom detected in secondary and tertiary syphilitic skin lesions, spirochetes were readily detectable in dermatological tissue from four MD patients using a combination of immunohistochemical, electron microscopic and PCR techniques. Motile spirochetes were also observed in cultures inoculated with MD dermatological tissue, thus indicating that our specimens contained viable organisms. These findings are similar to the observation of significant spirochetal loads in lesions of cattle with BDD, suggesting that spirochetes could be associated with unusual filament production in both bovines and humans. Although Ekbom reported that syphilitic infection was associated with feelings of infestation, to our knowledge dermal fibers have not been reported in patients with syphilis.”
“The etiology of MD appears to be multifactorial, and at this stage secondary etiologic factors are not well understood. MD is most often reported in middle-aged Caucasian females. It is a disease reported mostly in the Northern Hemisphere, and it is often associated with known tick exposure, a Lyme disease diagnosis, and serological evidence of coinfecting tick-borne agents. Two of our study patients had laboratory-confirmed tick-borne coinfections , and these coinfections may contribute to the pathology of this disease.”
“Despite contrary evidence, some medical professionals have attributed MD to delusions of parasitosis or delusional infestation. MD is thought to result from psychiatric illness and is diagnosed on the basis of patient belief in infestation by parasites, or the presence of inanimate objects such as fibers that are thought to be deliberately self-implanted.”
The above statement is absurd, and accuses the Morgellons patient of “deliberately implanting objects or fibers into there skin.”
As stated above, spirochetal infection associated with itching and crawling sensations and feelings of infestation dates as far back as 1945 in Ekbom’s original description of delusions of parasitosis, and many of the patients in that study were diagnosed with syphilis. This clinical observation provides valuable insight into MD.”
The insistence that MD is delusional has prevented the establishment of universally accepted, objective diagnostic criteria for this disease.
“Consequently, some studies have included diverse groups of research subjects, including patients who may not actually have had MD. In the present study, the key diagnostic criterion is that filaments visible with a hand-held microscope at 60X magnification must be present under unbroken skin or projecting from spontaneously-appearing skin lesions. This important clinical feature forms the basis for an accurate MD diagnosis.”
In an online peer review, scientists and researchers were called out on the carpet, and this is good news for Morgellons sufferers.
Raphael B. Stricker, MD, and Marianne J. Middelveen, Mdes:
“CDC study by Pearson et al. failed to identify patients with dermopathy, used insensitive serological testing and limited tissue staining in an attempt to detect spirochetal infection, and failed to include specific culture or PCR testing for B. burgdorferi in any of their patients1,2. The retrospective Mayo Clinic studies by Hylwa et al. noted that patients with “delusional” dermopathy had a high rate of psychiatric symptoms and no evidence of “infestation”. However comparable rates of psychiatric symptoms occur in patients with other chronic non-delusional medical conditions, suggesting that the symptoms are the result rather than the cause of the condition, and specific testing for spirochetal infection was not performed1,3. Thus these flawed studies failed to look for the right infection in the right patients using the right techniques.
Salzberg goes on to say that our article is “little more than 4 PCR results”, ignoring the detailed culture, immunohistochemical and electron microscopical evidence presented in this study and in our previous investigations of Morgellons disease4,5. He then misinterprets the PCR data, somehow confusing it with the study of Australian Morgellons patients who had spirochetes in their lesions that were shown to be Borrelia garinii by PCR in one case6. In fact, the Australian study confirms that B. burgdorferi strains are associated with Morgellonsdisease6. In the Discussion section of our article we made it clear that we had not subtyped the B. burgdorferi PCR sequences because we were only using PCR to confirm the extensive and convincing scientific findings in the rest of the study that point to B. burgdorferi involvement in Morgellons disease. Thus the weight of scientific evidence confirms an association between B. burgdorferi and Morgellons disease.
We think that it is irresponsible and antiscientific for Salzberg to characterize our careful, detailed, multifaceted and peer-reviewed article as “pseudoscience”, and his “Objection” has no merit. In contrast, the link between Morgellons disease and B. burgdorferi infection merits further scientific investigation. “
Steven Salzberg, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA replies:
“The claims and assertions made in this article are not only flawed, but they represent dangerous pseudoscience. Patients could easily be misled into taking long-term antibiotics for a condition that instead requires psychiatric care or other treatment.”
Clinical, Epidemiologic, Histopathologic and Molecular Features of an Unexplained Dermopathy Published: January 25, 2012 by the CDC
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RBS serves without compensation on the medical advisory panel for QMedRx Inc. He has no financial ties to the company. MJM serves without compensation on the scientific advisory panel of the Charles E. Holman Foundation. PJM and RBS serve without compensation on the medical advisory panel of the Charles E. Holman Foundation. DB, AP, JB, ES and DGK have no conflicts to declare.
First published: 28 Jan 2013, 2:25 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.2-25.v1)First indexed: 03 Apr 2013, 2:25 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.2-25.v1)Latest published: 28 Jan 2013, 2:25 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.2-25.v1)
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