Toxic Chemicals Blamed for Gulf War Illness
...s the main causes," she said. One is a drug called pyridostigmine
bromide, which is a cholinesterase inhibitor that ...rs, Steele said. "The strongest evidence points to pyridostigmine
bromide and pesticides as causal factors," she sai...ness has not been seen after other wars."
bromide is still in use, its use is more limited t...
Gulf War research panel finds 1 in 4 veterans suffers from illness caused by toxic exposure
... from neurotoxic chemicals.
The panel cited two Gulf War exposures consistently found to be causally associated with Gulf War illness: (1) the drug pyridostigmine
bromide (PB), given to troops to protect against nerve gas, and (2) pesticides that were widely used, and often overused, during the Gulf War.
Gulf War Illness Strongly Linked to Chemical Exposure
...phosphate and carbamate acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs), including pyridostigmine
bromide (PB), pesticides and nerve agents, may be responsible.
The autho... chronic symptoms.
An estimated 250,000 personnel received the carbamate pyridostigmine
bromide (PB) as a pretreatment for potential exposure to nerve agents. Thos...
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...he brain," says Dr. Albuquerque. "This medication, pyridostigmine, doesn't effectively cross the blood-brain barrier."
Most animals treated with pyridostigmine
and exposed to toxic doses of nerve agents survive when they receive a combination of other medications, including atropine, oximes and benzodiazepine...
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...estinon or Mestinon Timespan, could be the answer. pyridostigmine
has been used for years to treat myasthenia gravis...d 58 patients. Patients either received a placebo, pyridostigmine
alone, or pyridostigmine
in combination with one of two low dosages of mido...