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Study links genetics, anti-nerve agent pills to GWI

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Nielk, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Nielk

    Nielk

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    http://www.militarytimes.com/story/...-gulf-war-illness-nerve-agent-pills/22363913/

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  2. Valentijn

    Valentijn WE ARE KINA

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    The gene is BCHE, and the SNPs mentioned in the study are rs1799807 and rs1803274.

    rs1803274 A539T Pathogenic Missense Mutation ("T" allele = "K variant"). TT = 4% of the general population, CT = 30% of the population. Out of 31 ME patients, we have 6 who are CT. Out of 31 controls we have 4 who are CT and one who is TT. So no real difference in prevalence in that sample.

    rs1799807 D70G Pathogenic Missense Mutation ("C" allele). They don't seem to be doing anything with this one, as far as I can tell, even though they tested for it. All 31 ME patients and controls who I have data for are "TT".

    We look quite normal for the rest of the SNPs on the gene as well.
     
  3. beaverfury

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    Looks like the gulf war veterans face the same old bullshit that me/cfs folk face when claiming benefits.

    http://www.militarytimes.com/story/...-gulf-war-illness-nerve-agent-pills/22363913/
    'VA encourages former troops with Gulf War illness symptoms to file claims for health care and benefits. But ill veterans say the department is dismissive of their complaints and has actively sought to undermine their efforts to get treatment and compensation for their disabling diseases.

    Last year, data provided to Congress indicated that nearly 80 percent of the 54,193 claims filed for Gulf War-related illnesses were denied.'

    It's appalling that they can be poisoned by their own country, sent overseas to be shot at, and then get summarily forgotten when they get home.
     
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  4. smartin

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    I took pyridostigmine bromide for 3 years after I had been diagnosed with myasthenia gravis - has this contributed to my CFS (or possibly GWI)? Oh, to be able to afford the 23 and me test!!!
     

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