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Filament formation associated with spirochetal infection: a comparative approach to Morgellons disease

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, November 2011
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#18 of 433)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
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Title
Filament formation associated with spirochetal infection: a comparative approach to Morgellons disease
Published in
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, November 2011
DOI 10.2147/ccid.s26183
Pubmed ID
Authors

Raphael Stricker, Middelveen

Abstract

Bovine digital dermatitis is an emerging infectious disease that causes lameness, decreased milk production, and weight loss in livestock. Proliferative stages of bovine digital dermatitis demonstrate keratin filament formation in skin above the hooves in affected animals. The multifactorial etiology of digital dermatitis is not well understood, but spirochetes and other coinfecting microorganisms have been implicated in the pathogenesis of this veterinary illness. Morgellons disease is an emerging human dermopathy characterized by the presence of filamentous fibers of undetermined composition, both in lesions and subdermally. While the etiology of Morgellons disease is unknown, there is serological and clinical evidence linking this phenomenon to Lyme borreliosis and coinfecting tick-borne agents. Although the microscopy of Morgellons filaments has been described in the medical literature, the structure and pathogenesis of these fibers is poorly understood. In contrast, most microscopy of digital dermatitis has focused on associated pathogens and histology rather than the morphology of late-stage filamentous fibers. Clinical, laboratory, and microscopic characteristics of these two diseases are compared.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
Netherlands 1 3%
Unknown 27 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 24%
Student > Bachelor 4 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 14%
Other 3 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 10%
Other 5 17%
Unknown 3 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 31%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 21%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 7%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 3%
Other 4 14%
Unknown 3 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 78. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 December 2020.
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#317,937
of 17,117,795 outputs
Outputs from Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
#18
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#1,810
of 133,528 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
#1
of 11 outputs
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