Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: In their exploratory and confirmatory
factor analyses of symptoms of US Air Force Gulf War veterans, Dr Fukuda and
colleagues1 from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) replicated 2 of the 3 syndromes that we identified
by factor analysis in Gulf War veterans of a US Naval reserve unit.2 Their syndrome factors 1 and 2 are virtually identical
to our factors 1 and 3 (Table 1).
Haley RW. Chronic Multisystem Illness Among Gulf War Veterans. JAMA. 1999;282(4):327-329. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-4-jbk0728