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Intraoral Morgellons Disease or Delusional Parasitosis: A First Case Report

Dovigi, Allan J DDS, MS

American Journal of Dermatopathology:
doi: 10.1097/DAD.0b013e3181ca4a13
Brief Report

Morgellons disease is a new emerging disease that is still controversial and believed to be, by some practitioners, as nothing more than delusional parasitosis. The Center for Disease Control has recently launched an epidemiological investigation into this disease due to the increased number of reports. A first case is reported of an oral lesion and symptoms consistent with Morgellons disease. The nature of the characteristic fibers associated with the intraoral lesion is investigated. Research has started at a number of institutions to elucidate the nature of this emerging disease.

Author Information

From the Midwestern University School of Dental Medicine, Glendale, AZ.

Reprints: Allan J. Dovigi DDS, MS, 19555 N 59th Avenue, College of Dental Medicine, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ 85308 (e-mail:

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