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

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



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


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


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.


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

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