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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
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Gulf War Syndrome (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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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Are narcolepsy & gulf war syndrome related?

Are narcolepsy & gulf war syndrome related?

Hard to answer: I can't say no but also can't say yes. There are a lot of things that are unknown about the cause of each. It is clear that narcolepsy is relatively uncommon but that there are patients that have been diagnosed with gws and also have narcolepsy. More studying needs to be done on each condition separately and those that have both. ...Read more

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Could fibromyalgia be linked to gulf war syndrome?

Could fibromyalgia be linked to gulf war syndrome?

Maybe : Trauma to the trunk (the neck and back) is thought to be a trigger for fibromyalgia in a genetically predisposed person. In the gulf war, some soldiers returned with symptoms similar to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. The theory is that the trauma to the trunk from war triggered their symptoms. ...Read more

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What is nano virus and gulf war syndrome?

Unrelated: Nanoviruses are , in nature, single stranded dna plant viruses that exist in some app games in make believe and have nothing to with gulf war syndrome which is of unclear etiology. ...Read more

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How are uterine problems linked to gulf war syndrome?

Probably Not at all!: Gulf war syndrome is a multisymptom group of problems in returning vets after the persian gulf war. Most symptoms are neurologically related; some memory problems; psychiatric problems; post traumatic stress. Thus far, no increase in birth defects have been linked to gulf war syndrome! ...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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Can there be a connection between gulf war syndrome and bells palsy?

Can there be a connection between gulf war syndrome and bells palsy?

Bell's palsy: I am not aware of the gws being related bell's palsy. Bell's palsy is most common related to an infection or inflammation around the nerve that controls the face. ...Read more

Dr. Helle Lukk
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Anthrax (Definition)

Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Bacillus anthracis. There is a variety of symptoms, most of which involve the skin, ...Read more