Our research indicates that there is a high incidence of autoimmune and rare disease among the children of Vietnam veterans.
AARDA states that there is ‘untold suffering’ of people due to misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis which can lead to possible vital organ failure.
Rare diseases can also be autoimmune diseases. We recommend visiting the The Rare Disease Database, NORD and research your symptoms.
Rare diseases are hard to diagnosis because so few people have them. Autoimmune diseases can not be detected by routine blood tests.
A blood test, if one is available, has to be specifically for the autoimmune disease in question.
Many of the children of Vietnam veterans and their families end up doing their own research because our doctors often do not have the answers we need to solve our health problems.
Here is a link to our List of Reported Illnesses from the health information we have gathered from our members.
This will help you to narrow your search.
NOTICE: This information is provided for informational purposes only and is meant to be used to supplement any information you provide to your doctor.