Muhammed Ali's Death Prompts Questions Linking CTE and Parkinson's Disease
06.06.2016 - By Focus on Sports Medicine
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP
Muhammed Ali died on June 3rd, 2016. The cause of death was respiratory complications from septic shock, but his 30-year battle with Parkinson's disease played a major role in his declining health. Did a storied career in boxing contribute to and/or cause the development of this disease? Dr. Brian McDonough previews the current clinical understandings and medical literature connecting chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) with the development of Parkinson's disease.