Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: In their careful exploratory
study, Dr Fukuda and colleagues1 conclude
that the chronic multisymptom condition of deployed veterans "was not associated
with specific [Gulf War] exposures and also affected nondeployed personnel."
While some experts may feel that stress explains the veterans' illnesses,
there is another possibility.
Miller CS, Ashford NA. Chronic Multisystem Illness Among Gulf War Veterans. JAMA. 1999;282(4):327-329. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-4-jbk0728