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Chronic Multisymptom Illness in Gulf War Veterans: Case Definitions Reexamined

Chronic Multisymptom Illness in Gulf War Veterans: Case Definitions Reexamined

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Following the 1990-1991 conflict in the Persian Gulf, many Gulf War veterans have experienced various unexplained symptoms – such as fatigue, muscle and joint pain, memory loss, and gastrointestinal disorders – that many associate with service in the gulf region, although no specific exposure has been definitely associated with symptoms.

The Department of Veterans Affairs asked the IOM to develop a case definition for this chronic multisyptom illness (CMI) as it pertains to the 1990-1991 Gulf War Veteran population. The IOM committee comprehensively reviewed, evaluated, and summarized the available scientific and medical literature regarding symptoms for CMI among the Gulf War Veterans. Additionally, the committee evaluated the terminology currently used in referring to CMI and provides a recommendation for appropriate usage.
Following the 1990-1991 conflict in the Persian Gulf, many Gulf War veterans have experienced various unexplained symptoms – such as fatigue, muscle and joint pain, memory loss, and gastrointestinal disorders – that many associate with service in the gulf region, although no specific exposure has been definitely associated with symptoms.

The Department of Veterans Affairs asked the IOM to develop a case definition for this chronic multisyptom illness (CMI) as it pertains to the 1990-1991 Gulf War Veteran population. The IOM committee comprehensively reviewed, evaluated, and summarized the available scientific and medical literature regarding symptoms for CMI among the Gulf War Veterans. Additionally, the committee evaluated the terminology currently used in referring to CMI and provides a recommendation for appropriate usage.

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