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Significantly higher frequency of Helicobacter suis in patients with idiopathic parkinsonism than in control patients.
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Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2013 Oct;
Authors: C Blaecher, A Smet, B Flahou, F Pasmans, R Ducatelle, D Taylor, C Weller, I Bjarnason, A Charlett, A J Lawson, R J Dobbs, S M Dobbs, F Haesebrouck
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium; Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, King's College London, London, UK.
There is increased proportional mortality from Parkinson's disease amongst livestock farmers. The hypokinesia of Parkinson's disease has been linked to Helicobacter pylori. H. suis is the most common zoonotic helicobacter in man.
PMID: 24117797 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]