US links motor neurone disease with Gulf war service

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 12 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:65
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    US secretary of veterans affairs Anthony Principi has declared that motor neurone disease is connected with service in the Gulf war.

    He is the first to connect a specific illness with service in the Gulf war, and his decision will lead to full disability and survivor benefits for those with the disease, the cause of which is unknown.

    Last month the Department of Veterans Affairs described preliminary results of a government sponsored study involving 2.5 million …

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