After receiving dozens of calls by Morgellons’ patients, the CDC is initiating a new study to determine if Morgellons is a psychiatric illness or a true physical medical condition. Morgellons’ sufferers are saying that their illness is a physical in origin, but some doctors believe the condition is a form of delusional parasitosis, a psychosis in which people believe they are infected with parasites.
Morgellons symptoms include:
The CDC is granting Kaiser Permanente over $300,000 to test and interview Morgellons’ patients in their one-year study. Study participants will get blood tests, skin exams and psychological evaluations.