Yasser Death Watch Continues
Yasser Arafat has potentially fatal liver complications from gastritis, an Israeli newspaper said. The story in Maariv on Thursday followed reports the 74-year-old Palestinian leader suffered a mild heart attack last week. Palestinian officials said Arafat was believed to have had only a bout of the flu but that a visiting Egyptian medical team would assess his condition fully — not least in order to address suspicions he may have been poisoned by Israel.
Details from HealthLink:
Gastritis is a mild irritation, inflammation, or infection of the stomach lining. It may be a sudden attack or chronic.
Signs and symptoms: Abdominal cramping and pain, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Fever, Loss of appetite, Belching or gas,

Well, that fits with what we have heard about Yasser.

Gastritis may be caused by: Bacterial or viral infection, Excess stomach acid caused by heavy smoking, alcohol use, caffeine, improper diet such as spicy, greasy foods. Use of drugs such as Aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, cortisone, Stress.
Yasser has been stressed out for the last decade, or two.

One rumor I saw was Hep B...

Posted by: Steve 2003-10-09