Patients' Perspectives

Since some of the symptoms and physical findings associated with the unknown skin disease the Morgellons foundation is researching have not been previously described in the medical or scientific literature, people have described them based on their own personal background and understanding.
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Some of the terms used by individuals registering at the Morgellons Foundation website to describe their own symptoms are as follows: Itchy skin rash, rash, hives, uticaria, hives, itch, itchy, itching, pruritis, severe itching,stinging, stings, burning, biting, pinching, crawling,crawling sensation, hairloss, balding, flaking, skin thickening, skin hardening, skin tightening. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 
Some of the terms used by individuals registering at the Morgellons Foundation website to describe objects associated with their skin lesions are as follows: Fiber, fibers, fuzz, fuzzball,fuzzballs, fiberball, fiberballs, lint, lintball, lintballs,threads, skin parasite, larva, nematode, worm, parasite,skin parasite, parasitic skin disease, skin lesion, skin ulcer, lesion, skin sore, unusual hair, fiber hair, fiberhair, glitter, lesions, skin lesion, strange hair, skin granule, granule, black speck, black dots, bugs, insects, microfilaria, filariasis,hair worm, worm-like hair, moving hair. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 
Some of the reported medical diagnoses given to individuals registering at the Morgellons Foundation website are as follows: Lice, headlice, scabies, mites, eczema, atopic dermatitis, atopy, psoriasis, dermatitis, folliculitis, acne, unknown parasite, parasitic skin disease, skin parasite, delusions of parasitosis, delusory parasitosis, allopecia, allopecia areata, pruritis, rosacea, larva migrans, Ichthyosis. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 
Various theories about the unknown skin organism the Morgellons Foundation is researching are as follows: Nematode, nictating hookworm larva, worm, nematode, Unknown skin parasite, Myasis, Phorid fly larva, Collembola infestation, Pigeon mites, mites, scabies, body lice, filariasis, cutaneous larva migrans, fungus, fungal infection, microfilaria, lymphatic filariasis, .