Differences in brain activation in 3 phenotypes of Gulf War Illness


  • Patterns of cerebellar and cortical somatosensory activation that appear after an exercise stress test (EST) can distinguish phenotypes of Gulf War Illness (GWI).

Why this matters

  • There are 3 phenotypes observed in people with GWI associated with post-exertional malaise after physical and/or mental effort.

  • Understanding the neuronal activation patterns associated with the phenotypes of GWI may lead to improved treatment and clinical outcomes.