Clifford Carnicom summarizes the findings on Morgellons and outlines eleven different aspects of the phenomenon that is worth further investigation.
Clifford Carnicom continues his work and assertions toward the reality that it is falsehood to make the claim that the so-called "Morgellons" condition is a highly restricted situation that affects only a few individuals that happen to manifest a certain set of skin conditions. To the contrary, Carnicom's work and research show that the general population appears be to subject to the condition and that the criteria used to establish its existence should be focused on biological change and manifestations WITHIN the body: i.e. - that filaments that occur within the body and the alteration of the blood are more suitable criteria upon which to establish the presence or absence of the Morgellon's condition. Samples of blood and saliva are tested at the end of this paper, with images showing the tests involving a 37 year old man, and an 8 year old child. The blood testing shows definite blood cell wall damage in both the participants' samples, with these images shown in this paper.
The growth of the bacterial-like organisms that appear to be at the foundation of the so-called Morgellons condition has been positively inhibited. That is the discussion included at this juncture. Clifford Carnicom recognized in a previous work (see the paper titled ”MORGELLONS: A DISCOVERY AND A PROPOSAL” dated February 22, 2010) that these organism(s) thrive in an acidic environment in the presence of an hydroxyl radical and oxidizers in general, and that application of a set of specific antioxidants inhibit the growth of the organism(s) in the presence of the hydroxyl free radical and the creation of a more alkaline environment.
Detailed images of the testing performed by Carnicom in this experiment show side by side comparisons of both an inhibited culture growth of the chlamydia-like organism referenced and researched in many of Carnicom's papers, and those of an uninhibited growth. Note that the inhibited culture was subjected to the presence of three specific hydroxyl scavenging antioxidants at the beginning of the trial. The specific antioxidants being used are that of ascorbic acid, sodium citrate and glycerol. The reasoning behind choosing these specific antioxidants is outlined in the above mentioned Carnicom paper.
A continuing discussion of the characteristics of filament samples discovered by Clifford Carnicom and others is presented here. It is reiterated that an environmental source, at least in part, for specific biological organisms that are under scrutiny in association with the so-called "Morgellons" condition, has been identified. This source is the unusual airborne filament sample that was sent in June of 2000 to the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for identification on behalf of the public welfare. This particular and same sample that was sent to the EPA has been successfully cultured and reproduced, and the culture growth exhibits the identical biological organisms, structure and chemistry of certain biological filaments that are under extensive study in association with the Morgellons condition.
The different cultured structures discussed above are described and pictured within this work as well. They are:
1) An encasing filament structure (containing an internal network of sub-micron filaments)
2) A chlamydia-like organism (Chlamydia pneumonia)
3) A pleomorphic form (Mycoplasma-like)
4) An erythrocytic form (red blood cell)
A pathogenic form that appears to be directly associated with the so-called "Morgellon's condition” has now been successfully, repeatedly and positively cultured from numerous independent dental filament samples over a protracted period of time. Confirmation of this result had been postponed until it became clear that the findings could be duplicated; this is now the case. High magnification microscopic images are provided to the reader for further understanding of what is being presented and the implications of this work. This work is important in that it provides a basis for the controlled study, observation, examination and modification of a primary pathogenic form that appears to underlie the existence of the so-called "Morgellon's" condition. It is reiterated that the general population appears to be subject to the existence of the pathogen, regardless of whether certain skin "anomalies" are present or not. As it is unlikely that Carnicom will have the time or resources to conduct the studies that are called for going forward in this research, it needs to be known that proper resources are a serious issue at this point. The public must now share in the responsibility for the progress (or the lack of it) that is dictated by this report.
Work has been conducted over the past one to two months that appears to be important and it may have significant impact on current research into pathogens being found in samples discussed in the most recent Carnicom papers. It appears as though a primary pathogenic form under evaluation that is associated with the so-called "Morgellon’s" condition may have been successfully cultured. If this proves to be the case, it offers the potential to begin very serious research on the methods to control, inhibit, reduce or eliminate the pathogenic forms within the human body. Unknown pathogens are difficult to identify, treat and remove if they exist only within the body; there is tremendous benefit if such pathogens can be grown or developed in a culture medium under controlled conditions. This report may offer a pathway to that process. Further research at this time continues to show identical pathogens in samples that are viewed under an enhanced microscope setup, that without such enhancement, these images and what they reveal would not be possible. This would not have allowed the progress in this area of study by Carnicom that will possibly have tremendous positive implications for all of humanity.
Further microscopy analysis of biological materials collected with HEPA air filters is presented here, as a continuation of roughly five years of similar study by Clifford Carnicom. Pictures of biological growths in petri dishes after various incubation periods are attached for consideration by others in identifying these biologicals. Of note is the striking difference between the control group growth, which remains constant over time, and the cultures developed from HEPA-weak saline solution that continue to flourish.