Impaired immune function in Gulf War Illness

  title={Impaired immune function in Gulf War Illness},
  author={Toni Whistler and Mary Ann Fletcher and William Lonergan and Xiao Rong Zeng and Jin-Mann S. Lin and A Laperriere and Suzanne D. Vernon and Nancy G. Klimas},
  journal={BMC Medical Genomics},
  pages={12 - 12}
Gulf War Illness (GWI) remains a serious health consequence for at least 11,000 veterans of the first Gulf War in the early 1990s. Our understanding of the health consequences that resulted remains inadequate, and this is of great concern with another deployment to the same theater of operations occurring now. Chronic immune cell dysfunction and activation have been demonstrated in patients with GWI, although the literature is not uniform. We exposed GWI patients and matched controls to an… CONTINUE READING