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Dr. Nancy Klimas
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Gulf War Syndrome (Overview)

Gulf War Syndrome is a condition of fatigue, rash, and pain that may be found in those who were present at the Gulf War of 1991 and may have been caused by exposure to chemical weapons.


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What are the tests for gulf war syndrome?

What are the tests for gulf war syndrome?

Gulf war: Anthrax vacinations can produce antisqualene antibodies but these have not been shown to be realted to the illness. There is no specific blood test for this disorder which remains controversial. There is probably a functional aspect (pstds etc.) to at least some of the cases that I have seen. Some may have been ill from residual aspects of toxins. ...Read more

Dr. Nancy Klimas
11 doctors shared insights

Gulf War Syndrome (Overview)

Gulf War Syndrome is a condition of fatigue, rash, and pain that may be found in those who were present at the Gulf War of 1991 and may have been caused by exposure to chemical weapons.


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What are the symptoms of gulf war syndrome?

Gulf war symptoms: Fatigue skin disorders headaches muscle pain joint pain neurologic symptoms neuropsychological symptoms symptoms involving the respiratory system sleep disturbances gastrointestinal symptoms cardiovascular symptoms abnormal weight loss menstrual disorders. ...Read more

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What is "gulf war syndrome" and what are its know causes?

Much uncertainty: The "syndrome" of illnesses, connected to military service in the first gulf war still has a lot of confusion around it. The best place to go for information is this website: http://www.Publichealth.Va.Gov/exposures/gulfwar/medically-unexplained-illness.Asp. There are many different health problems like chronic fatigue, gi, and neuro problems. There is no proven cause. ...Read more

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What do sarcoidosis and persian gulf war syndrome mean?

What do sarcoidosis and persian gulf war syndrome mean?

Different disorders: Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown cause where collections of inflammatory cells form nodules (granulomas) in the body, mainly the skin and lungs. Any organ can be affected, and the eyes can develop inflammation (iritis). Gulf war syndrome is a multisystem disorder affecting those returning from the gulf war. Symptoms include fatigue, muscle pain, rashes, diarrhea, and cognitive problems. ...Read more

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What is "gulf war syndrome" and what are its know causes?

Much uncertainty: The "syndrome" of illnesses, connected to military service in the first gulf war still has a lot of confusion around it. The best place to go for information is this website: http://www.Publichealth.Va.Gov/exposures/gulfwar/medically-unexplained-illness.Asp. There are many different health problems like chronic fatigue, gi, and neuro problems. There is no proven cause. ...Read more