Posted by Angus Parker
on October 25, 2000 at 07:41:16:
Dear long suffering readers
In this age of instant electronic information overload, it is conceivable that some people are still not up to speed with the current literature. The marker tests contained therein continue to accumulate and constitute the case definition for the GULF WAR SYNDROME sufferer. Only three of the most significant discoveries are listed below and that by way of a scientifically proven and none negotiable statement. Misconceptions perpetuated by the authorities and their subversive sympathisers are even more foolish now.
Keep an eye open for news from Strasbourg this week and Manchester/Perth in two weeks time. I'm sure that the journalists will do us proud. More peer reviewed additions to the case definition will follow shortly.
Stay well (tuned)
- "Soldiers with low levels of an enzyme are more likely to report symptoms of the Gulf War Syndrome than soldiers with normal levels, a new study has found."
1 - Low paraoxonase in Persian Gulf War Veterans Reporting Gulf War Syndrome. Mackness B, Durrington P N, Mackness M. (2000)
Something like a 90%+ correlation between a 50% reduction in PON1 and the GULF WAR SYNDROME. Note the three words used in these accepted, peer reviewed and published articles GWS.
2. Antibodies to Squalene in Gulf War Syndrome.
Asa PB, Cao Y, Garry RF
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Tulane Medical School, 1430 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112 (2000)
Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) is a multisystemic illness afflicting many Gulf War-era veterans. ..... (95%) of overtly ill deployed GWS patients had antibodies to squalene. All (100%) GWS patients immunised for service in Desert Shield/Desert Storm who did not deploy, but had the same signs and symptoms as those who did deploy, had antibodies to squalene. In contrast, none (0%) of the deployed Persian Gulf veterans not showing signs and symptoms of GWS have antibodies to squalene. Neither patients with idiopathic autoimmune disease nor healthy controls had detectable serum antibodies to squalene. The majority of symptomatic GWS patients had serum antibodies to squalene.
95% correlation between squalene antibodies and GULF WAR SYNDROME.
3. Impaired bone formation has been identified in Gulf War veterans with symptoms of ill health, including musculoskeletal symptoms ascribed to the Gulf War Syndrome, British researchers report. The findings were presented here during the 22nd annual meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.
- Dr. Juliet Compston, of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine,
(To be published 2000/1)
17 of the 19 tested show significant/considerable loss of bone density. You work out the percentage correlation for yourself.
What does this mean?
No longer is the diagnosis of GULF WAR SYNDROME one of opinion based on self reported symptoms. As we all know from bittewr experience, the epidemiological questionnaire approach to medicine is worthless and open to misinterpretation by the political propaganda machine. There are now tests available to assist the clinician.
I must not forget to mention the neurological abnormalities being investigated and published by R Haley and the others. Form a que for the SPEC scans.