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Research centres & Journal articles

Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR)

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Charles E. Holman Foundation (CEHF)

Oklahoma State University - Dr Randy Wymore

Morgellons Research Foundation (MRF) (no longer operational)

    • Ex-Chairman, Dr William Harvey (deceased)
    • Founder Mary Leitao

Dr. Hildegarde Staninger - Toxicologist

Dr Rahim Karjoo

Dr Amin

Institute of Science in Society - Dr. Mae-Wan Ho & Prof. Joe Cummins


Journal articles

Savely VR, Leitao MM (2005) Skin lesions and crawling sensations: disease or delusion? Adv Nurse Pract 13: 16-17

Leitao, Savely, Stricker PDF doc 437kb (2006) The mystery of Morgellons: Infection or Dellusion? (PDF 437kb) - American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. 7: (1), 1-5

Savely & Stricker (2007) Morgellons Disease: The mystery unfolds, Expert review of Dermatology. Vol. 2, No. 5, Pages 585-591

Elkan D. (2007) Morgellons disease the itch that won’t be scratched. New Scientist 2621: 46-49

Harvey, Bransfield, Mercer, Wright, Ricchi and Leitao, (2009) Morgellons disease, illuminating an undefined illness: a case series, Journal of Medical case reports. 3:8243

Chao D, Cave D (2009) Small Bowel Capsule Findings Suggest that Morgellon's Disease has an Organic Basis and is Not Psychosomatic in Origin, University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

Savely & Stricker PDF doc 1.43MB (2010) Morgellons disease: Analysis of a population with clinically confirmed microscopic subcutaneous fibers of unknown etiology, Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, Volume 2010:3

Savely, et al (2010) Morgellons Disease in a 48-Year-Old Female With Dermatologic Complaints. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal: Volume 32, Issue 4, p 314–322

Dovigi A (2010) Intraoral Morgellons Disease or Delusional Parasitosis: A First Case Report, American Journal of Dermatopathology: Volume 32 - Issue 6 - pp 603-605

Dewan P, Miller J, Musters C, Taylor RE , Bewley AP (2011) Delusional infestation with unusual pathogens: a report of three cases. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. Volume 36, Issue 7, pages 745–748

Middelveen MJ & Stricker RB (2011) Filament formation associated with spirochetal infection: a comparative approach to Morgellons disease, Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, Volume 2011:4 167–177

Pearson ML, Selby JV, Katz KA, Cantrell V, Braden CR, et al. (2012) Clinical, Epidemiologic, Histopathologic and Molecular Features of an Unexplained Dermopathy. PLoS ONE, 7(1)

Middelveen MJ, Rasmussen EH, Kahn DG, Stricker RB (2012) Morgellons Disease: A Chemical and Light Microscopic Study. Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research 3:140

Yan CY (2012) Etiology of Yan (Morgellons) Disease: A New Plant-Like Infectious Organism from Brazil and Its Skin Manifestations. Clinical Medicine Insights: Dermatology; 5 13-20

Middelveen MJ, Mayne PJ, Kahn DG & Stricker RB (2013) Characterization and evolution of dermal filaments from patients with Morgellons disease, Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, Volume 2013:6 p1-21

Middelveen MJ, Burugu D, Poruri A Et al. (2013) Association of spirochetal infection with Morgellons disease [v1;ref status; awaiting peer review,] F1000Research 2:25 (doi: 10.3410/f1000research.2-25.v1)

Mayne P, English JS, Kilbane EJ et al. (2013) Morgellons: a novel dermatological perspective as the multisystem infective disease borreliosis [v1; ref status: awaiting peer review,] F1000Research 2013, 2:118 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.2-118.v1)

O’Callaghan D, Bewley A (2014) A case series review of an unexplained dermopathy, commonly known as Morgellon’s disease, J AM ACAD DERMATOL, AB34, P8440

Middelveen et al. (2015) Exploring the association between Morgellons disease and Lyme disease: identification of Borrelia burgdorferi in Morgellons disease patients, BMC Dermatology 15:1


Independent non-clinical/non-professional research:

Morgellons UK- Close associations: Micro-myiasis & Morgellons disease

Morgellons UK - The history of Morgellons, 1544 - the present



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