Epilepsy and risk of death and sudden unexpected death in the young: a nationwide study.

@article{Holst2013EpilepsyAR,
  title={Epilepsy and risk of death and sudden unexpected death in the young: a nationwide study.},
  author={Anders Gaarsdal Holst and Bo Gregers Winkel and Bjarke Risgaard and Jonas Bille Nielsen and Peter Vibe Rasmussen and Stig Hauns\o and Anne Sabers and Peter W Uldall and Jacob Tfelt-Hansen},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={2013},
  volume={54 9},
  pages={1613-20}
}
PURPOSE Patients with epilepsy are at increased risk of premature death from all causes and likely also from sudden unexplained death (SUD). Many patients with epilepsy have significant comorbidity, and it is unclear how much of the increased risk can be explained by epilepsy itself. We aimed to chart the incidence of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) and estimate the risk of death from all causes and SUD conferred by epilepsy independently. METHODS We conducted a historical cohort… CONTINUE READING
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