II. Epidemiology

  1. Veterans of Persian Gulf War (8/90-6/91)
  2. 25,000 troops with unexplained symptoms post exposure

III. Etiology

  1. Thought to be related to Neurotoxin exposure
  2. Ammunition detonated in March 1991
    1. Ammunition dump contained Sarin
    2. Likely 100,000 troops exposed

IV. Symptoms

  1. Fatigue
  2. Headache
  3. Joint Pain
  4. Stiffness
  5. Muscle pain
  6. Hair Loss
  7. General weakness
  8. Nasal and sinus congestion
  9. Diarrhea
  10. Excessive Flatulence
  11. Abdominal Pain
  12. Memory problems
  13. Impaired concentration
  14. Word finding
  15. Insomnia

V. Resources

  1. Web Resources
    1. http://www.gulflink.osd.mil
  2. Veterans assistance:
    1. VA: 800-749-9387
    2. DOD: 800-796-9699
  3. Medical Providers: (DOD) 800-472-6719

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