The role of exposure to pesticides in the etiology of Parkinson’s disease: a 18F-DOPA positron emission tomography study

  title={The role of exposure to pesticides in the etiology of Parkinson’s disease: a 18F-DOPA positron emission tomography study},
  author={R. Djaldetti and A. Steinmetz and A. Rigbi and C. Scherfler and W. Poewe and Y. Roditi and L. Greenbaum and M. Lorberboym},
  journal={Journal of Neural Transmission},
Susceptibility to Parkinson’s disease (PD) is believed to involve an interaction between genetic and environmental factors. The role of pesticides as a risk factor of PD and neurodegeneration remains controversial. An asymmetric decrease in ligand uptake on 18F-DOPA positron emission tomography (PET), especially in the dorsal putamen, is a sensitive marker of PD. The aim of this study was to examine the pattern of ligand uptake on 18F-DOPA PET in patients with PD exposed or not exposed to… Expand
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