Lumbar puncture may be safe and feasible for people with Parkinson’s disease

Takeaway

  • Serial lumbar puncture (LP) may be safe, tolerable and cost-effective in people with early signs of Parkinson’s disease, and a useful tool for biomarker discovery.

Why this matters

  • LP can be safely used on people with PD with minimal adverse effects, and has the potential to be used as a diagnostic tool and as a routine procedure in clinical trials.