A Review of the Scientific Literature as it Pertains to Gulf War Illnesses
Volume 1: Infectious Diseases
Numerous Gulf War veterans have reported a range of illnesses and symptoms after serving in the Persian Gulf. Some of the reported symptoms are similar to those caused by diseases known to be prevalent in that region. This report discusses these infectious diseases and considers them as potential causes of the symptoms reported by the veterans. The authors present a short summary of etiology, diagnosis, and treatment for several infectious diseases and infectious organisms, including bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections. Two biological agents, anthrax and botulinum toxin, are also discussed.
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- Year: 2000
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Infectious Diseases As a Possible Cause of Gulf War Illnesses PDF
Bacterial Diseases (Mycoplasma) PDF
Bacterial Diseases (Other Than Mycoplasma) PDF
Viral Diseases PDF
Parasitic Diseases PDF
Biological Warfare Agents PDF
Unidentified Infections PDF
Conclusions and Recommendations PDF
Additional Consideration on Mycoplasma PDF
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