Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Chloracne From Dioxin?
MEDICAL experts have confirmed that Viktor Yushchenko, Ukraine’s opposition leader, was poisoned in an attempt on his life during election campaigning.
Doctors at Vienna’s exclusive Rudolfinerhaus clinic are within days of identifying the substance that left Mr Yushchenko’s face disfigured with cysts and lesions.
A likely culprit is high dose exposure to dioxin which causes chloracne, a serious skin disorder that begins with an acne-like appearance 2 to 4 weeks after exposure, & which progresses to pus-filled boils, pimples, sebaceous cysts and inflammation that can be transient or persist for years.
It is impossible to say with the limited information we have been provided, namely whether Mr. Yushchenko has also suffered gastroinstestinal symptoms, eye irritation, and abnormal levels of liver enzymes [GGT, AAT, and ALU-U] indicators of liver damage. All likely symptoms of high dose dioxin exposure.
Time will tell what really happened to Mr. Yushchenko, but one thing is clear, there are powerful forces at work in Russia who don't want him elected and he is brave indeed to stand up to them.