Skin Disease Research Focuses On Northern California


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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, January 17, 2008

Symptoms include sores erupting on the skin and a sensation that tiny bugs are crawling over the body. Kaiser Permanente is leading the study.

Dr. Joe Selby is with Kaiser’s research division. He says they’ll be contacting patients in the next few weeks.   

"We are examining medical records in Northern California to identify anybody who was seen from July 1, 2006 through the end of 2007 and that group of patients will be contacted. We’re not looking for patients to call us." 

Selby says Northern California appears to have one of the largest concentrations of the disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is paying Kaiser to test and interview patients suffering from Morgellons’ symptoms.