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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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Dr. Nancy Klimas
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Gulf War Syndrome (Definition)

May include many different symptoms & conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Menstrual, gastrointestinal, neurological, psychiatric, respiratory, cardiac, sleep & dermatologic problems which are chronic in natures that are found in some Persian Gulf War Veterans. It is believed that exposure to pesticides & ...Read more


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What is nano virus and gulf war syndrome?

What is nano virus and gulf war syndrome?

Agree w Dr. Lutwick: There are no specific associations. See: https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/disability-compensation-gulf-war-veterans.html ...Read more

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Could fibromyalgia be linked to gulf war syndrome?

Could fibromyalgia be linked to gulf war syndrome?

Possibly: Fibromyalgia, a is a presumptive diagnosis for Gulf War Syndrome for those working in Southwest Asia theater of military operations (see dates & requirements).

REF: http://www.military.com/benefits/veterans-health-care/gulf-war-syndrome.html ...Read more

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How are uterine problems linked to gulf war syndrome?

How are uterine problems linked to gulf war syndrome?

Gulf War Syndrome: Menstrual problems (heavy cycles, menstrual cramping, pregnancy losses, difficulty conceiving, hormonal imbalances, gain or loss of weight) which are chronic and not clearly medically explained (which may be paired with fibromyalgia or joint pain) are eligible to make claim for 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?

Uncertain: Please see REF: http://www.militarydisabilitymadeeasy.com/therespiratorysystem.html#w

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Do vaccines cause guillain-barre syndrome (gbs)?

Do vaccines cause guillain-barre syndrome (gbs)?

No link: No, there is no definitive link between vaccines and gbs in a broad sense. While many have attempted to link the two and the fda follows all vaccines closely to monitor a link - the data has not suggested a link between all major vaccines and gbs. The average risk of someone getting gbs even without getting vaccines is 1 in a few hundred thousand. The risk is the same with vaccines. ...Read more

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Guillain barre syndrome connected to eczema?

Guillain barre syndrome connected to eczema?

No connection: There is no relationship between guillain barre syncroe and eczea. ...Read more

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Should people that once had guillain barre syndrome get the flu vaccine?

Should people that once had guillain barre syndrome get the flu vaccine?

Maybe: There is some association of guillian-barre syndrome with prior immunizations. If the individual with this illness had it precipitated by influenza immunization, would avoid repeating this. If they had not been previously immunized it is not likely this would present a major risk in the future, and influenza can be a very bad illness. ...Read more

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Do all human herpes viruses trigger guillain barre syndrome?

Do all human herpes viruses trigger guillain barre syndrome?

No: Guillain barre syndrome etiology unclear. Association with viral infection and vaccination suspected. Not necessarily all herpes virus cause guillain barre syndrome. ...Read more

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If u developed guillain-barre syndrome (gbs) after tdap vaccine, which autoantibodies r commonly found in vaccine-induced gbs? Only ganglioside ab's?

If u developed guillain-barre syndrome (gbs) after tdap vaccine, which autoantibodies r commonly found in vaccine-induced gbs?  Only ganglioside ab's?

Controversial: There is only anecdotal evidence that vaccines of any type are related to guillain-barre, and formal large studies have shown that no such relationship can be proven. Of course, many web sites, and blog sites continue to espouse multiple causes and effects which have been proven bogus in the past. Real causes include influenza a, campylobacter jejuni, and ebstein-barr virus infections. ...Read more

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Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in arabian gulf countries?

Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in arabian gulf countries?

About 25%: It is known that uae has the second highest prevalence of diabetes worldwide with 25% of the population affected. ...Read more

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Are jumping frenchman of maine disorder and alien hand syndrome infectious diseases?

Are jumping frenchman of maine disorder and alien hand syndrome infectious diseases?

Syndrome: Jumping frenchmen of maine disorder is either a psychological or neurological, depending on what you believe and is not infectious. Alien hand syndrome can come after brain trauma, stroke, or brain infection. Maybe you could say that is infectious since a brain infection might cause it. But, infectious from someone who has it to another person, that would require the brain to respond the same. ...Read more

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How many people in america suffer from antiphospholipid antibody syndrome?

How many people in america suffer from antiphospholipid antibody syndrome?

1 -- 5%: Apa, along with lupus anti-coagulant antibody, are two antibodies that attack the areas in the cell wall of growing tissue, especially the fast-growing placental tissue of an early pregnancy. It is estimated that 1-5% of the american population has apa syndrome. ...Read more

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Are jumping frenchman of maine disorder and alien hand syndrome infectious diseasess?

Are jumping frenchman of maine disorder and alien hand syndrome infectious diseasess?

No: I had to look these up, so thanks for the opportunity for self-education! neither condition is infectious, which makes sense, because if they were, i'm sure there would have been a question about them on the infectious disease board exam. ...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?

Gulf War Syndrome: Although there are a series of neurological conditions and symptoms that have been found to occur at a higher rate in some individuals who served in Desert Storm/ Shield - I have not seen any correlation that is specifically with Bell's Palsy. REF: https://www.bu.edu/sph/2016/01/25/toxic-exposures-caused-illness-in-gulf-war-veterans/ ...Read more

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Has sudden infant death syndrome in survivors been linked to learning disabilities ?

Has sudden infant death syndrome in survivors been linked to learning disabilities ?

SIDS: I would say this is an alte, or an apparent life threatening event vs. Surviving sids. It is reasonable to say if your brain was without oxygen for a significant amount of time than it is possible that later there could be a ld. It could be hard to prove on a case by case basis the exact cause of a ld. ...Read more

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Can vaccinations cause asperger's syndrome?

Can vaccinations cause asperger's syndrome?

No: Research shows that the potential for having an autism spectrum disorder is determined before birth. Environmental influences that change the expression, but not the configuration, of genes are called " epigenetic." the mindinstitute.Org has the best balanced information on vaccines and autism. ...Read more

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