Medical Standards for
and Miscellaneous Conditions and Defects
manifestations: A reliable history of life threatening generalized reaction
with anaphylaxis to stinging insects. Reliable history of a moderate to severe
reaction to common foods, spices or food additives.
39.2. Any acute
pathological condition, including acute communicable diseases, until recovery
has occurred without sequelae.
39.3. Any deformity,
abnormality, defect or disease that impairs general functional ability to such
an extent as to prevent satisfactory performance of military duty.
39.4. Chronic metallic
poisoning, especially beryllium, manganese, and mercury. Undesirable residuals
from lead, arsenic, or silver poisoning make the applicant unacceptable.
39.5. Cold injury,
residuals of, such as: frostbite, chilblain, immersion foot, trench foot, deep
seated ache, paresthesia, hyperhidrosis, easily traumatized skin, cyanosis,
amputation of any digit, or ankylosis.
39.6. Cold urticaria
and angioedema, hereditary angioedema.
tests for syphilis such as the rapid plasma reagin (RPR) or Venereal Disease
Research Laboratory (VDRL) followed by a reactive, confirmatory Fluorescent
Treponemal Antibody Absorption (FTAABS) test unless there is a documented history
of adequately treated syphilis. In the absence of clinical findings, the presence
of a reactive RPR or VDRL followed by a negative FTAABS test is not disqualifying
if a cause for the false positive reaction can be identified and is not otherwise
disqualifying or if the test reverts to a nonreactive status during an appropriate
followup period (3 to 6 months).
trypanosomiasis, amebiasis, schistosomiasis, uncinariasis (hookworm) associated
with anemia, malnutrition, etc., or other similar worm or animal parasitic infestations,
including the carrier states thereof, if more than mild.
39.9. Heat pyrexia
(heatstroke, sunstroke, etc.). Documented evidence of a predisposition (including
disorders of sweat mechanism and a previous serious episode), recurrent episodes
requiring medical attention, or residual injury resulting therefrom (especially
cardiac, cerebral, hepatic, and renal).
solvent and other chemical intoxication, chronic, including carbon disulfide,
trichloroethylene, carbon tetrachloride, and methyl cellosolve.
infection of internal organs.
or fibrositis, severe, chronic.
of HIVI or antibody. Presence is confirmed by repeatedly reactive Enzyme Linked
Immunoassay (ELISA) serological test and positive immunoelectrophoresis (Western
Blot) test, or other Food and Drug Administrationapproved confirmatory test.
of tropical fevers and various parasitic or protozoal infestations that, in
the opinion of the medical examiner, prevent the satisfactory performance of
Fever during the previous 2 years, or any history of recurrent attacks; Sydenhams
chorea at any age.
39.17. Sleep apnea
(obstructive sleep apnea or sleep disordered breathing) which causes daytime
hypersomnolence or snoring that interferes with the sleep of others or when
an appliance such as CPAP is required for control.
39.18. Motion sickness.
An authenticated history of frequent, incapacitating motion sickness after the
12th birthday is disqualifying. For entrance into military academies or ROTC
scholarship programs, admission of frequent, incapacitating motion sickness
will suffice for disqualification.
39.19. Organ transplant
Information derived from Air Force Instruction
48-23 and DOD Directive 6130.3, Current as of Dec 2000.
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