Plasma Autoantibodies as a Diagnostic Tool for GWI

This study, featured on the cover of this issue of the Brain Sciences journal, puts forth groundbreaking implications for diagnosing Gulf War Illness (GWI). Adding to the frustration of GWI, is the fact that to date, there isn’t an objective tool for diagnosis. Findings of this research revealed significant elevation in Central Nervous System (CNS) autoantibodies in plasma of veterans with GWI. The results effectively provide an objective biomarker for Gulf War Illness diagnosis and prognosis, as well as identifying a potential mechanism of GWI.