To the Editor We read with interest the work of Savica and colleagues1 on the survival and causes of death of synucleinopathies with parkinsonism. Research about the natural history of late-stage neurodegenerative diseases is frequently neglected even though it is extremely relevant for clinical care.2 There is also a general impression in the field that several aspects are shared across neurodegenerative diseases when it comes to late- and end-stage disease.
Rodrigues FB, Ferreira JJ. Overall Survival and Causes of Death in Neurodegeneration—An Overlooked and Underreported Theme. JAMA Neurol. 2017;74(11):1379. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.2862
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