New Study of the Bizarre Disease Where Wires Grow in Your Skin

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You've probably heard about Morgellons, the bizarre disease where people start out by feeling itchy all over and then suddenly discover brightly-colored, tiny wires growing out of their skin. For years doctors have treated the ailment as a psychological condition because its symptoms match a well-known mental illness where people believe they have parasites. But so many sane people have come forward claiming to have Morgellons — with samples of the wires — that at last the Centers for Disease Control has decided to conduct a study on it. US to Study Bizarre Medical Condition [AP]

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Annalee Newitz

@PantherShade: I've been following this story for a while. Some people call them wires; others call them threads. [www.morgellonshope.com]