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Volume 4, Number 2—June 1998

Synopsis

Hospitalizations for Unexplained Illnesses among U.S. Veterans of the Persian Gulf War

James D. KnokeComments to Author  and Gregory C. Gray
Author affiliations: Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California, USA

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Table 2

Frequencies of the 10 most common diagnoses for first hospitalization with an unexplained illness, considering only the principal diagnosis

Frequency Percentage of all diagnoses
ICD-9 Code
Description
Total
Deployed
Non- deployed
Deployed
Non-deployed
008.8 Unspecified intestinal infections 1807 467 1340 13.2 13.5
047.9 Unspecified viral meningitis 912 228 684 6.5 6.9
079.9 Unspecified viral infections 2620 661 1959 18.7 19.8
465.9 Acute URI, unspecified site 487 151 336 4.3 3.4
486 Pneumonia, organism unspecified 2350 615 1735 17.5 17.4
780.6 Pyrexia of unknown origin 382 93 289 2.6 2.9
785.6 Enlarged lymph nodes 1000 274 726 7.8 7.3
786.0 Dyspnea 1176 302 874 8.6 8.8
792.3 Nonspecific abnormal amniotic fluid 5 1 4 0.0 0.0
799.9 Illness of unknown cause 101 72 29 2.0 0.3
Subtotal 10,840 2864 7976 81.2 80.0
Other 2650 661 1989 18.8 20.0
Total 13,490 3525 9965 100.0 100.0

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