The antibiotic treatment trial of Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses: issues, design, screening, and baseline characteristics.

@article{Collins2002TheAT,
  title={The antibiotic treatment trial of Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses: issues, design, screening, and baseline characteristics.},
  author={Joseph F. Collins and Sam T. Donta and Charles C. Engel and Joel B. Baseman and Lisa L. Dever and Thomas J. S. Taylor and Kathy D. Boardman and Suzanne E Martin and Annette L Wiseman and John R. Feussner},
  journal={Controlled clinical trials},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={333-53}
}
Many veterans who were deployed to the Persian Gulf during the 1990-1991 Gulf War developed multiple unexplained symptoms such as pain, fatigue, and neurocognitive problems. This constellation of symptoms has been termed Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (GWVI). Although there is no proven explanation for the cause of GWVI, one fairly widespread explanation is systemic Mycoplasma fermentans infection. The Antibiotic Treatment Trial of GWVI is a randomized placebo-controlled trial to determine… CONTINUE READING

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