Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3046
MENENDEZ LOPEZ, José et al. The Persian Gulf illness is still an enigma for military medicine. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2010, vol.39, n.3-4, pp. 247-254. ISSN 1561-3046.
Present paper embrace a set - selected by the authors - of the indexing publications that regarding the health events related to Persian Gulf War veterans allow to collect new evidences for a better comprehension of this health condition, which in nowadays is considered into the category of multiple unexplained symptoms (MUS) together with the chronic fatigue and the bibromyalgia. Lamentably, the causal relations among different factors functioning in the complex pathogenetic and physiopathologic world that is the Persian Gulf illness must to be established in an unequivocal way. The clinical evidence still is lack of a repetitive support, and insofar as the different group of veterans grew old present in this event (18 years), logically there are superimposed biological facts related to the natural deterioration imposed by age and with resources (funds) used in very expensive researches in which the involved countries are not interested.
Palavras-chave : Persian Gulf illness; operational illness; military medicine.