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Can Morgellons disease be prevented?

Morgellons disease is not widely recognized by the medical community as a valid diagnosis, so there is a lot we do not know about the disease. Doctors and scientists are not sure how to prevent Morgellons disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente conducted a study of people who reported symptoms of Morgellons, including abnormal skin sensations or sores along with the presence of fibers in the affected skin areas. The study found no clear infectious or environmental cause for the condition. The researchers concluded that "future efforts should focus on helping patients reduce their symptoms through careful attention to treatment of co-existing medical, including psychiatric conditions, that might be contributing to their symptoms."

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