Link between hepatitis pd?


#1

I was reading an article the other day where scientists were studying a possible link between people who had contracted hepatitis and went on to get Pd. It interested me as I had infectious hepatitis when I was 15yrs. So I was wondering if anyone on here had had hepatitis too prior to Pd. Apparently the toxins from the liver can destroy the brain cells. or as in my case cell.


#2

Hi @roberto,

I haven’t seen you on the forum in a while, welcome back! :slight_smile:

You raise a really interesting question and we’ve actually explored this topic on our blog which you can find here - https://medium.com/parkinsons-uk/behind-the-headlines-hepatitis-5ef663a9004

If you have any further questions, please let me know.

Best wishes,
Reah


#3

thanks for that. Very interesting. I don’t recall having any drugs when I was admitted to an isolation ward . I was just made to drink gallons of glucose / water and a no fat diet.


#4

You’re welcome, @roberto. It’ll be interesting if anyone else on the forum has had a similar experience to you. We also have further information on this here - https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/news/hepatitis-infection-linked-parkinsons-risk

Best wishes,
Reah


#5

thanks again. Does that mean that the infection stays in the brain and slowly spreads? if so , wouldn’t it be possible to trace this when donor brains are investigated?


#6

Hi @roberto,

Unfortunately, I’m not medically qualified to confirm these. However, one of our advisers would be happy answer any questions you have about this. Please give them a call on 0808 800 0303 from Monday-Friday: 9am-7pm, Saturday: 10am-2pm, or you can email hello@parkinsons.org.uk.

I hope this is helpful.

Best wishes,
Reah


#7

thank you , I will have a look tomorrow.