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August 9, 2021

Agent Orange Exposure and Dementia Diagnosis in US Veterans of the Vietnam Era

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  • 1Epidemiology Program, Post Deployment Health Services, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC
  • 2Pre–9/11 Programs, Post Deployment Health Services, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC
JAMA Neurol. 2021;78(10):1276-1277. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2021.2606

To the Editor We were pleased to see the attention of Martinez et al1 to dementia in veterans of the Vietnam era. However, we are troubled by several important concerns about their study: study population characterization, exposure definition, dementia ascertainment, and a failure to recognize the total environmental exposure milieu of deployment that included Agent Orange.

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