Veterans of the first Gulf war are developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosisBMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7418.766-b (Published 02 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:766
- Owen Dyer
US veterans of the 1991 Persian Gulf war are twice as likely as the general public to develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a type of motor neurone disease. This is a finding of two studies published in the current issue of the journal Neurology (2003; 61: 742–9, 750–6).
The condition, known in the United States as Lou Gehrig's disease (after the baseball player who …