Morgellons disease is a debilitating illness, with Lyme-like symptoms suggesting systemic involvement. It is characterized by painful, concave, ulcerating lesions with subcutaneous and projecting filaments. Since the first description, the term Morgellons disease has faded into obscurity. It was not until when the mother of a child with a similar skin condition resurrected this term and began the Morgellons Research Foundation.
What is Morgellons Disease? Is it a physical or psychological condition?
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Last year, the U. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC launched a study of a curious and controversial condition known as Morgellons disease , which is characterized by creeping, crawling and stinging sensations under the skin. The project , whose goal is to identify possible risk factors and causes, was prompted by pressure from afflicted people, along with the advocacy groups and Congressmen that represent them, according to CDC spokesperson Lola Russell. Many in the medical community question whether Morgellons is an infectious disease or a psychiatric disorder. Morgellons has drawn increasing attention since , when a Pittsburgh woman named Mary Leitao launched a Web site describing skin sores and filamentlike structures emerging from her two-year-old son's s skin. After being inundated with e-mails from people complaining of similar symptoms, Leitao founded the Morgellons Research Foundation MRF to raise awareness and secure research funding for the bizarre condition. Since then, nearly 14, families have reported Morgellons cases to MRF, although the actual number may be higher, the organization says.
Its not perfect but I am proposing a change to teh lead and I want to get thoughts on it first. I think it should say what the scientific consensus is and also the symptoms are real and debilitating even if you call it DP, "people are not crazy!! Current scientific consensus holds that Morgellons is not a new disorder and is not infectious, but is instead a new name for well-described non-infectious illnesses. Most doctors,  including dermatologists  and psychiatrists,  regard Morgellons as a manifestation of known medical conditions, including delusional parasitosis ,    although some health professionals acknowledge that an infectious cause could one day be found.
The CDC refers to it as an "unexplained dermopathy". The reference for the first sentence isn't the actual CDC report. I strongly believe and suggest that this article be removed.