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Magellens Disease?????? Not sure of the spelling.?

My family is desperate to find out anything we can about this disease. A family member is afflicted with this and we have spent so much time on line trying to find out about it. Please, anyone with any knowledge of this disease or anyone that can point us in a direction that we may get help, PLEASE help!! Thank you.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I think you may mean Morgellons disease. The cause of Morgellons disease is a mystery. There is no known cure. It is sometimes associated with Lyme disease. About 20 questions have been asked about it here on Yahoo Answers so do a search for it here and you should find more information. These links should help.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Unfortunately, Morgellon's disease is not really a disease.

    Many patients believe that they have some syndrome which consists of bugs or organisms living under their skin that are somehow outside the understanding of medical technology. The fact is that most of these patients have problems that started from a common skin infection, but, due to their incessant scratching, they reinfect the skin and cause self-inflicted wounds. It's a cycle that gets worse and worse. Often the patient's believe they contracted the disease from somewhere exotic, which gives their feelings that they are suffering from something undiscovered or untreatable.

    The fact is that most patients with "Morgellon's" will be well on the road to recovery with the proper antibiotics and a fingernail trimming.

    I hope this helps, it's not easy to deal with, since the patients tend to not believe that treatment can be that simple.

    Source(s): There is a good article in the December issue of Discover about this.
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  • 4 years ago

    You imply Crohn's disorder. What is Crohn’s disorder? Crohn’s ailment is an ongoing sickness that factors infection of the digestive tract, additionally known as the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Crohn’s ailment can impact any area of the GI tract, from the mouth to the anus, but it surely most more commonly impacts the reduce part of the small gut, called the ileum. The swelling extends deep into the liner of the affected organ. The swelling can reason pain and might make the intestines empty traditionally, leading to diarrhea. Crohn’s sickness is an inflammatory bowel sickness, the final identify for illnesses that rationale swelling in the intestines. On account that the symptoms of Crohn’s disorder are just like other intestinal issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis, it may be tricky to diagnose. Ulcerative colitis factors inflammation and ulcers within the prime layer of the liner of the enormous intestine. In Crohn’s ailment, all layers of the intestine may be involved, and normal healthy bowel can also be found between sections of diseased bowel. Crohn’s ailment influences guys and females equally and appears to run in some households. About 20 percent of individuals with Crohn’s disease have a blood relative with some type of inflammatory bowel sickness, most generally a brother or sister and usually a mother or father or little one. Crohn’s sickness can occur in individuals of all age groups, however it's more mainly diagnosed in people between the a while of 20 and 30. Men and women of Jewish heritage have an elevated chance of establishing Crohn’s ailment, and African americans are at diminished risk for setting up Crohn’s ailment.

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  • Mark H
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    1 decade ago

    If you mean "Morgellons Disease", here is a starting point:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgellons

    This article has lots of addtional links at the bottom.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Morgellens?

    Do you mean the thing with the little hairy stuff and the itching and going crazy over the stuff coming out your skin?

    Morgellens, I think that's it.

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