Is Your Pet Safe?: Morgellon’s Disease-A New parasitic disease may be transmitted by pets
“I went to several doctors for five years with skin lesions. Nobody beleived me. They called me ‘Delusional’. Dr. Uppal figured it out, treated me and I am better now after so many years. Dr. Uppal saved my life.“
– Andronikki Rios
The book is based on my practice of Infectious diseases and discovery of a new parasitic disease referred to as Morgellon’s Disease. My experience made me realize the dilemmas of the recognition of the disease in the medical community and social implication. It made me understand how it may be spreading in United States and how it may be prevented as a Public Health issue. Hence to bring this awareness to the public and healthcare providers I was compelled to write this book.
A 40 years old woman comes to my office with sores all over body. Complains of crawling sensations and itching. States she sees threads coming out of her body. She grabs the hand sanitizer and rubs on her belly and tries to bring out stuff. She has been diagnosed with ‘delusional parasitosis’. But in talking to her she is an extremely intelligent woman. So I decide to investigate and what I have discovered is in this book.
What led me to write this book is that I can educate the people with the disease, their families and caretakers that have to deal with these patients and the health care professionals that are looking for some answers unraveled a mysterious Disease, that has baffled the smartest of physicians.
MD Neelam Taneja-Uppal