Abstract Title:

[Parkinson's disease due to laboral exposition to paraquat].

Abstract Source:

Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2012 Nov-Dec;50(6):665-72. PMID: 23331754

Abstract Author(s):

Angel Gilberto León-Verastegui

Article Affiliation:

Salud en el Trabajo, Unidad de Medicina Familiar 45, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, México. [email protected]


Parkinson's disease is considered a neurodegenerative disorder, which involves environmental factors in the etiology of the disease. Such as chemical agents with neuromolecular effect among which is the MPTP (1-methyl-4-phenyl-1, 2, 3, 6 tetra-hydropyridine), MPP (1-methyl-4-phenyl hypyridinium), paraquat, the latter used as a herbicide in the agricultural fields of our country. It has been documented in epidemiological and experimental studies the association of occupational exposure to paraquat and Parkinson's disease. The aim of this paper is to describe a clinical case of occupational medicine in Parkinson's disease in occupationally exposed workers to paraquat, elevating the importance of medical history work, which was the key to the clinical case study.

Study Type : Human: Case Report
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Problem Substances : Paraquat : CK(10) : AC(5)
Adverse Pharmacological Actions : Neurotoxic : CK(2424) : AC(562)

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