Purpose

Gulf War Illness and deployed veterans of the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War are invited to have a brief history and physical examination to determine their health status, complete questionnaires, then donate about 83 ml of blood. There is no follow-up

Condition

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Between 18 Years and 70 Years
Eligible Genders
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Yes

Inclusion Criteria

  • Kansas Criteria for GWI
  • CDC criteria for CMI

Exclusion Criteria

  • Chronic medical or psychiatric disorder that may be responsible for symptoms of GWI

Study Design

Phase
Study Type
Observational
Observational Model
Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective
Cross-Sectional

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Control Deployed to 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War Do not meet Kansas Criteria for Gulf War Illness [Steele L. Prevalence and patterns of Gulf War illness in Kansas veterans: association of symptoms with characteristics of person, place, and time of military service. Am J Epidemiol. 2000 Nov 15; 152:992-1002. PubMed PMID: 11092441.] Good general medical and psychiatric health
  • Other: Draw blood (phlebotomy, 83 ml)
    Draw 83 ml of blood
    Other names:
    • phlebotomy
Gulf War Illness Deployed to 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War Meet Kansas Criteria for Gulf War Illness [Steele L. Prevalence and patterns of Gulf War illness in Kansas veterans: association of symptoms with characteristics of person, place, and time of military service. Am J Epidemiol. 2000 Nov 15; 152:992-1002. PubMed PMID: 11092441.] plus Center for Disease Control criteria for Chronic Multisymptom Illness (CMI) [Fukuda K, Nisenbaum R, Stewart G, Thompson WW, Robin L, Washko RM, Noah DL, Barrett DH, Randall B, Herwaldt BL, Mawle AC, Reeves WC. Chronic multisymptom illness affecting Air Force veterans of the Gulf War. JAMA. 1998 Sep 16;280(11):981-8. PubMed PMID: 9749480.]
  • Other: Draw blood (phlebotomy, 83 ml)
    Draw 83 ml of blood
    Other names:
    • phlebotomy

Recruiting Locations

Georgetown University
Washington, District of Columbia 20007-2197
Contact:
James N Baraniuk, MD

More Details

Status
Recruiting
Sponsor
Georgetown University

Study Contact

James N Baraniuk, MD
12026878231
baraniuj@georgetown.edu

Detailed Description

Gulf War Illness and deployed veterans of the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War are invited to have a brief history and physical examination to determine their health status, complete questionnaires, then donate about 83 ml of blood. There is no follow-up.

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