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J Occup Environ Med. 2006 Jul;48(7):656.

Parkinson's disease, macular degeneration and cutaneous signs of mercury toxicity.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of this study was to determined if there was a relationship between Grover's disease and Parkinson disease.

METHODS:

Fourteen patients with Parkinson disease and 14 control patients were randomly selected and examined for cutaneous eruptions and blood mercury levels.

RESULTS:

Of the 14 patients with Parkinson's disease, 13 had Grover's disease and detectable blood mercury. None of the patients in the control group had a cutaneous eruption and only 2of the 14 had detectable blood mercury.

CONCLUSION:

Mercury may play a role in the etiology of Parkinson disease and Grover's disease.

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