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Neurology Research International
Volume 2010, Article ID 103094, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/103094
Review Article

Parkinson's Disease: Is It a Toxic Syndrome?

1Toxicology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura 35111, Egypt
2Clinical Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura 35111, Egypt

Received 8 February 2010; Revised 5 June 2010; Accepted 26 July 2010

Academic Editor: Changiz Geula

Copyright © 2010 Seham A. Gad ELhak et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the neurodegenerative diseases which we can by certainty identify its pathology, however, this confidence disappeares when talking about the cause. A long history of trials, suggestions, and theories tried linking PD to a specific causation. In this paper, a new suggestion is trying to find its way, could it be toxicology? Can we—in the future—look to PD as an occupational disease, in fact, many clues point to the possible toxic responsibility—either total or partial—in causing this disease. Searching for possible toxic causes for PD would help in designing perfect toxic models in animals.