Review of Clinical Guidance for the Care of Health Conditions Identified by the Camp Lejeune Legislation

Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Select Populations and Health Equity, Military and Veterans Health
Board: Board on the Health of Select Populations

Activity Description

This committee has been asked to review the clinical guidance developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs for several medical conditions associated with exposure to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The guidance is intended to assist clinicians in determining whether the Camp Lejeune participant has one or more of the covered conditions, whether the condition may have occurred for another reason, and whether any treatments are related to the covered condition. The committee has also been asked, based on the latest scientific literature and committee's review, to characterize the "neurobehavioral effects" and the medical conditions that result from "renal toxicity". The medical conditions covered by Public Law 112-154 "Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 are: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, leukemia, multiple myeloma, myleodysplasic syndromes, renal toxicity, hepatic steatosis, female infertility, miscarriage, scleroderma, neurobehavioral effects and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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