Primary diagnostic Percent of 284 category patients* Psychological conditions 35 SSIDC (including CFS)** 15 Respiratory diseases 9 Skin diseases 8 Digestive diseases 7 Musculoskeletal diseases 6 Nervous system diseases 6 Circulatory system disease 3 Genitourinary diseases 2 Infectious diseases 1 Endocrine conditions 1 Cancer 1
* Note, some patients were healthy.
** SSIDC = Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-defined conditions
CFS = Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
SOURCE: W. Coker, Consultant Specialist in Internal Medicine, British Ministry of Defence, "Overview of the Health of Coalition Forces," presentation at VA National Conference: Current Concepts of Persian Gulf Veterans Illnesses, Long Beach, CA, August 1996.