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Posted by Nancy on April 26, 2000 at 20:18:39:

In Reply to: Dead Brain Cell Clusters posted by Elburtie Alexander on April 26, 2000 at 13:31:29:

Hi Elburtie,
My husband suffers from GWI. He has been sick since he was in country. He also tests positive with high levels of squalene in his blood. He has multiple medical issues which began in 1991.
His thinking...memory and problem solving abilities have been deteriorating over the last 9 years. He used to be a test pilot in the Army...now he has trouble remembering what we are talking about if we get interrupted during a conversation. He had a PET scan done in 1997
which showed an abnormality in the temporal lobe.
The neurologist we are dealing with did not follow up on this as we have developed many work arounds. Over the last 2 months things have gotten worse. He had an MRI last month which was normal. We had a brain scan today and are awaiting the results...Although I am not sure what having more data will do. It is not like it leads us to a cause, treatment or cure.
Dr. Haley, down at UT southwest, is doing significant research and is publishing a paper on the abnormal findings in tbrain scans of sick GWI vets. He says it is delayed organophosphate neuro toxicity. In his writing he talks about 3 different syndromes and their symptoms. You an review his information at www.swmed.edu/home_pages/epidemi/gws
There may be more information in there that will help your son.
Where did you get info on the DOD data base. I would like to access that information.
Could you please write in with that info?
Good luck

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