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What increases my risk for Morgellons disease?

Because Morgellons disease is not widely recognized by the medical community as a valid diagnosis, doctors and scientists are not sure who is at risk for Morgellons disease. Likewise, they do not know if Morgellons disease is contagious. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a study of people with Morgellons symptoms. The study found no clear infectious or environmental cause, but many patients had psychiatric or addictive conditions.

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How long does Morgellons disease last?
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Morgellons disease is not widely accepted by the medical community as an actual disease, so no one r...
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What is Morgellons disease?
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What type of doctor should I see for my Morgellons disease?
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If you suspect you may have Morgellons disease, first make an appointment with your primary care or ...
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How many people suffer from Morgellons disease?
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