Parkinson's disease and solvents: Is there a causal link?

J. Reis, E. Benbrick, V. Bonneterre, P. S. Spencer

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We report here on chronic neurological impairment in three car painters with constant occupational exposure to organic solvents. All had a clinical presentation of Parkinson's disease and, in all cases, SPECT DaTscan brain imaging, using 123I-FP-CIT, showed bilateral reduction of tracer uptake in the basal ganglia, evidence of dysfunction at the dopaminergic terminal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)761-765
Number of pages5
JournalRevue Neurologique
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016


  • DaTscan
  • Organic solvents
  • Painters
  • Parkinson's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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