Accession Number:

AD1025916

Title:

Diagnosis of Late-Stage, Early-Onset, Small-Fiber Polyneuropathy

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,30 Sep 2015,29 Sep 2016

Corporate Author:

Veterans Biomedical Research Institute East Orange United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Gulf War Veterans report chronic multi-symptoms similar to that found in the treatable nerve disease small-fiber polyneuropathy SFPN. Dr. Oaklanders preliminary evidence showed 47 of Gulf War Veterans had results consistent with SFPN. Evaluation for SFPN is expensive and lengthy. The aim of this research is to 1 develop screening tools for simple diagnosis by using patient-report symptom questionnaire and standardized medical exams, 2 develop biotechnology tools for simple diagnosis sweat testing and pupilometry, 3 identify gene polymorphisms to detect risk for SFPN.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE