By Michel F.A. Mulder MD
Post Morem Research
A post mortem was performed in The Netherlands in 2013 of a prematurely deceased airline pilot. A standard obduction didn’t reveal a possible cause for the severe complaints this person had been suffering during his flying career.A second obduction was particularly focussed on a possible causal relationship between these complaints and physical damage in his body. This under the guidelines of a FAA 2008 paper.Microscopy of the heart tissue, brain and the long nerves in arms and legs, revealed a surprising picture. The heart showed an active Lymphocytic Myocarditis, based on an auto-immune reaction. A normally very rare occurrence of an “inflamed” heart muscle. The brain and the long nerves of the extremities showed a diffuse structural infiltration of T-Lymphocytes in combination with high levels of IgG auto antibodies against myelin in the blood. This is indicative of an active auto-immune disease against healthy components of nervous tissues, including myelin. This will cause loss of functionality, like loss of strength in arms and legs, numb feeling of hands and feet etc.