Relationship between blood levels of heavy metals and Parkinson's disease in China.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) and the Parkinsonian syndrome caused by manganese (Mn) poisoning are known to be indistinguishable in terms of symptoms. We thus suspect that many patients who have accumulated Mn in the body in daily life are diagnosed as having idiopathic PD. We examined the relationship between PD and blood levels of heavy… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000255462

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