Morgellons Disease: Painful Infection Baffles Doctors
Like something out of "Aliens," excruciatingly painful skin lesions extrude a mysterious, fibrous material -- in different colors. One sufferer finally took his life to end the agony. And some doctors think people are making it all up.
Welcome to the bizarre infection called Morgellons Disease, which has afflicted over 100 people in south Texas and other southern states. Antibiotics eventually help cure the lesions, but no bacteria, virus or fungus has been identified with the affliction. And besides the physical suffering, Morgellons patients have problems with their nervous systems: mood disorders, ADD/ADHD, or memory problems.
Read more at the Morgellons Research Foundation.