Bacteria ‘linked’ to Parkinson’s disease

The bacteria responsible for stomach ulcers have been linked to Parkinson’s disease, according to researchers in the US.

Mice infected with Helicobacter pylori went onto develop Parkinson’s like symptoms.

The study, presented at a meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, argues that infection could play “a significant role”.

The charity Parkinson’s UK said the results should be treated with caution.

Parkinson’s disease affects the brain and results in slow movements and a tremor.

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2 replies

  1. Very interesting role in Idiopathic Parkinsonism, Many alternative investigations and treatments are based on eradicating an occult infection and focusing on delayed type of hypersensitivities to the bacterial components.

  2. The main motor symptoms are collectively called parkinsonism, or a “parkinsonian syndrome”. Parkinson’s disease is often defined as a parkinsonian syndrome that is idiopathic (having no known cause), although some atypical cases have a genetic origin. Many risk and protective factors have been investigated: the clearest evidence is for an increased risk of PD in people exposed to certain pesticides and a reduced risk in tobacco smokers.-..:’

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