Information About Morgellons Disease

Morgellons Disease is a multi-system condition characterized by novel skin manifestations and insidious neurological and other systemic symptoms. The distinguishing characteristic of Morgellons is the presence of microscopic subcutaneous fibers. Lighted microscopy (60x) enables the visualization of these unusual fibers, often colored red, blue, white or clear, embedded in open skin lesions as well as their presence beneath completely intact skin. The exact composition of these fibers remains a mystery.

Case Definition as submitted to the CDC, February 14, 2006