it's quite a weighty title for a prodigiously enigmatic modern illness.
Virginia R Savely (TBD Medical Associates, San Francisco, CA, USA) and Raphael B Stricker (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, Bethesda, MD, USA) have published the first peer-reviewed paper on the mysterious MORGELLONS disease, as it's come to be known.
Morgellons disease is a controversial illness in which patients complain of stinging, burning, and biting sensations under the skin. Unusual subcutaneous fibers are the unique objective finding. The etiology of Morgellons disease is unknown, and diagnostic criteria have yet to be established. Our goal was to identify prevalent symptoms in patients with clinically confirmed subcutaneous fibers in order to develop a case definition for Morgellons disease. [source DOVE PRESS]
The photo used to illustrate this post is called 'Goldenhead', a mostly blue fibre extracted from Jan Smith's body and submitted to Corning burn test at 1,400F. [Photo RKHS-4]
What are these non-organic fibres made of that they can survive being BURNED WITH BUTANE?