LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The term "Morgellons" was coined in 2002 by a woman name Mary Leiato, whose young boy suffered a rash and ulcer around his mouth, combined with fiber that protruded from his skin. When this issue became prominent on the Internet, a lot of people rushed to the clinics and told physicians that they were suffering from Morgellons disease. This terminology was not known in the medical community and the presentation of the patients was very bizarre; the medical community, therefore, did not understand what they were dealing with. Many physicians refused to accept these patients, and no Morgellons disease treatment was offered. Some physicians labeled them as delusional or psychotic and referred them to a psychologist. After a while, many victims became hopeless, losing their jobs and families; ultimately, a few even became suicidal.
In 800 B.C., the first Persian physician, Zakaria Razi said that any human disease should be first given a name and terminology according to physical and historical findings, then researched by the experts and scientists until they find the cause and present it to the medical community. The final step is finding the treatment and following up with the patient.
In the 21st century, with all of our vaunted medical knowledge, state-of-the-art facilities, and capable researchers, combined with donations and centers for discovery of unknown diseases, we have still accepted this term Morgellons with no research or proof. We are long past due for proper research and treatment. Dr. Rahim Karjoo has been aware of this skin phenomenon and its cause since the early 1990s. He has clearly demonstrated that this skin phenomenon is due to the toxicity of silicone silica, both endogenous and exogenous. While he was reviewing hundreds of cases of silicone breast implants for women, he discovered skin lesions, as well as other general signs and symptoms identical to those exhibited by victims of this so-called Morgellons disease. 10% of recent Morgellon's cases involved endogenous silicone implants. Three weeks after removing breast implants, patient's skin healed, and "Karjoo's Phenomenon" disappeared.
Dr. Karjoo states: "I am in the process of publishing my work on this subject. Victims of this condition, as well as the medical community at large, will see that this 'unknown skin phenomenon' is actually a known skin phenomenon." The result of this presentation is to change the name of "Morgellons" to Skin Phenomenon of granulomatous dermatoses due to toxicity of foreign body material with sub groups of perforating disorder collangenosis, perforating folliculitis, ellastosis perforans serpiginosa, and folliculitis in cutem penetras. The histopathology and clinical presentation of this skin phenomenon is in the process of being presented in Dermatology and Environmental publication. The toxicity of silicone silica also will be addressed in an Environmental publication.
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SOURCE Morgellons Medical Center