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October 5, 2020
People with Parkinson’s disease may have a higher risk of death as a result of COVID-19, according to a new study published by researchers from the University of Iowa.
Using data from a nationwide research network, researchers determined that those with the neurodegenerative disorder have a 30 percent higher risk of dying if they are infected with the novel coronavirus.
The study, which was published in a medical journal called Movement Disorders, was led by University of Iowa Health Care neurologists Dr. Qiang Zhang and Dr. Nandakumar Narayanan.
The increased risk may be related to the fact that pneumonia is a leading cause of death for those with Parkinson’s disease, according to a news release. COVID-19 can cause pneumonia in patients.