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Recent research on Gulf War illness and other health problems in veterans of the 1991 Gulf War: Effe

Discussion in 'Hypersensitivity and Intolerance' started by osisposis, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. osisposis

    osisposis Senior Member

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    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4724528/

    Chemical exposures have become the focus of etiologic GWI research because nervous system symptoms are prominent and many neurotoxicants were present in theater, including organophosphates (OPs), carbamates, and other pesticides; sarin/cyclosarin nerve agents, and pyridostigmine bromide (PB) medications used as prophylaxis against chemical warfare attacks. Psychiatric etiologies have been ruled out.
     
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    I've only read a bit of this so far but it looks to be a well written, credible review article on GWI.

    There is interesting information including incidence (25 to 32% of veterans) and a pointing to specific causes which do not include the psychological trauma of war:

    I was not aware that the causes of GWI had been identified so I will read the rest of the article with interest, particularly to consider if the suggested causes might be relevant to my family's illness.
     
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