Can Gout be caused by Agent Orange?

by Steven Gray
(Amarillo Texas)

I developed gout in 1980.I have been treating it successfully with medication.In 2000 I was diagnosed with type II diabetes from exposure to Agent Orange.Can the gout be caused by exposure to Agent Orange in 1970 and 1971.

Steven Gray
stevejudygray@prodigy.net

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May 31, 2017
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Gout /AO
by: Johnny

I was exposed to agent orange while stationed on the DMZ Korea in 1971. I have had gout for years but it is not like regular gout and nothing I take keeps it under control.
I have type 2 diabetes and neuropathy but no beniifitts. Good luck fellow vets get all u deserve.


May 21, 2017
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Korean war and Gout
by: Peter

Dear Johnny,
I am not able to give any legal advice what so ever.
Proving your condition was caused by the war would be very hard to do.
You are over 60 hence who is to say you didnt get all of these issues due to diet, lifestyle, family history of Diabetes or gout or arthritis.

I would speak to a lawyer first, and get advice before doing anything further.

sorry I cannot help further.

Apr 22, 2017
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AO and KOREA DMZ VETS
by: Johnny Bittle

I served on the DMZ in Korea in 1971, so I know AO exposure isn't an issue. I have chronic gouty arthritis with multiple flare-up per year. I tried all the meds and none work, one hip has been replaced twice and need the other done. My concern is will the VA just blow this off as I am in my mid 60s, however I also have the type II diabetes. My question is should I file a Claim?

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