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2022 Nov 21

Parkinsonism Relat Disord


Are patients with Parkinson’s disease at a lower risk of catching the common cold? Propensity score matching.


Neshige S, Aoki S, Nezu T, Nakamori M, Yamazaki Y, Ohshita T, Maruyama H
Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2022 Nov 21; 106:105227.
PMID: 36442364.


Accumulating evidence indicating that inflammatory responses play crucial roles in Parkinson's disease (PD) development provided a hypothesis that physiological alpha-synuclein may contribute to inflammatory responses against infections during non-advanced stages of PD. Thus, we examined the risk of catching a common cold in patients with PD as compared to other common brain diseases.