I am following up on the gut/microbiome work of Dr. Filip Scheperjan's in Finland. In speaking with my husband who has Parkinson's I learned that he suffered from chronic strep as a child in to early adulthood and was treated repeatedly with Augmentin and various antibiotics in that family. It occurred to me that some other Parky's I have been interviewing to build a "life history" questionaire also indicated a history of early strep. So I followed up with some others and BINGO - same thing. I posted on one of the early onset Facebook pages and got a high level of response as well. Please post here if you had a history of strep and were treated repeatedly with antibiotics early in life. Also, you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to provide more information outside of the forum. I believe that there is a connection here to one of the bacteria that is shown in high presence in the Parkinson's gut from Dr. Scheperjan's work.