Gulf War Birth Defects

Registry data found an increase in a cranial-facial birth defect called Goldenhar Syndrome in the children of veterans who served in the first Gulf War. A study published in Teratology by Dr. Maria Araneta, also found a tripling of Goldenhar cases in Gulf War veterans who had their children in military hospitals. BDRC is collaborating with the University of Texas, SW in a study that will include Goldenhar cases born in both military and civilian hospitals.

Presentation to VA on Gulf War Defects

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