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Persian Gulf Syndrome

"Persian Gulf Syndrome" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Unexplained symptoms reported by veterans of the Persian Gulf War with Iraq in 1991. The symptoms reported include fatigue, skin rash, muscle and joint pain, headaches, loss of memory, shortness of breath, gastrointestinal and respiratory symptoms, and extreme sensitivity to commonly occurring chemicals. (Nature 1994 May 5;369(6475):8)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Persian Gulf Syndrome" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Persian Gulf Syndrome" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 27 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 1997 and 2017
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