Stomaching the Possibility of a Pathogenic Role for Helicobacter pylori in Parkinson’s Disease

@inproceedings{McGee2018StomachingTP,
  title={Stomaching the Possibility of a Pathogenic Role for Helicobacter pylori in Parkinson’s Disease},
  author={David J. McGee and Xiao-Hong Lu and Elizabeth A. Disbrow},
  booktitle={Journal of Parkinson's disease},
  year={2018}
}
While a small subset of Parkinson's disease cases have genetic causes, most cases are sporadic and may have an environmental contributor that has largely remained enigmatic. Remarkably, gastrointestinal symptoms in PD patients serve as a prodrome for the eventual motor dysfunctions. Herein, we review studies exploring a possible link between the gastric human pathogen Helicobacter pylori and PD. We provide plausible and testable hypotheses for how this organism might contribute to PD: 1) a… CONTINUE READING