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Agent Orange Exposure and Dementia Diagnosis in US Veterans of the Vietnam Era

Agent Orange Exposure and Dementia Diagnosis in US Veterans of the Vietnam Era Key PointsQuestionIs Agent Orange exposure associated with an increased risk of dementia diagnosis in US veterans of the Vietnam era? FindingsIn this study of more than 300 000 veterans, those with Agent Orange exposure in their medical records were nearly twice as likely as those without exposure to receive a dementia diagnosis, even after adjusting for medical and psychiatric comorbidities and other variables. MeaningPer this analysis, Agent Orange exposure may increase risk of dementia. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Neurology American Medical Association

Agent Orange Exposure and Dementia Diagnosis in US Veterans of the Vietnam Era

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2021 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-6149
eISSN
2168-6157
DOI
10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.5011
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionIs Agent Orange exposure associated with an increased risk of dementia diagnosis in US veterans of the Vietnam era? FindingsIn this study of more than 300 000 veterans, those with Agent Orange exposure in their medical records were nearly twice as likely as those without exposure to receive a dementia diagnosis, even after adjusting for medical and psychiatric comorbidities and other variables. MeaningPer this analysis, Agent Orange exposure may increase risk of dementia.

Journal

JAMA NeurologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 25, 2021

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