Hospital-treated infections linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

  • Researchers investigated the link between hospital-treated infections and neurodegenerative disease.
  • They found that hospital-treated infections, particularly during early and mid-life, increased the subsequent risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease later in life.
  • They noted that their study did not examine a causal relationship and that further research is thus required.

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By Annie Lennon on September 15, 2022 — Fact checked by Patricia Weiser, PharmD


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