What causes the loss of dopamine neurons in Parkinson's disease?

Expert neurologists explain that it is still largely unknown what causes the loss of dopamine neurons in Parkinson’s disease (PD). There are no smoking-gun risk factors, but there are some associations. In a small number of patients there can be a genetic reason.

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