TITLE

Gulf War Syndrome: The Final Chapter?

AUTHOR(S)
Sartin, Jeffrey S.
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Nov2006, Vol. 81 Issue 11, p1425
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the author's perspectives on Gulf War Syndrome and its affliction on Gulf War veterans. The author cited the report from the U.S. Institute of Medicine which stated that there were no significant differences in the objective examinations conducted to both deployed and non-deployed war veterans. He stressed, however, that the report noted the Gulf War veterans to be having various symptoms, such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome compared with their peers.
ACCESSION #
23450495

 

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