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Gulf war symptoms do not constitute a syndrome

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7569.618-b (Published 21 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:618
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    The unexplained symptoms that afflict thousands of veterans of the Gulf war do not constitute a syndrome, a study from the US Institute of Medicine, published on 12 September, has found.


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    US experts say that veterans, such as Major Randy Hebert, seen here testifying to Congress, suffered ill health but their symptoms did not amount to a syndrome

    Credit: DENNIS COOK/AP/EMPICS

    At the behest of Congress, the US Department of Veterans Affairs commissioned the Institute of Medicine to do the study. …

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