Mortality from epilepsy: results from a prospective population-based study.

  title={Mortality from epilepsy: results from a prospective population-based study.},
  author={Oliver Charles Cockerell and A. L. Johnson and Josemir W. Sander and Yvonne Hart and Donna Goodridge and Simon D. Shorvon},
  volume={344 8927},
Patients with epilepsy may be subject to an increased risk of premature death from the underlying cause, or from the epilepsy itself. The extent and nature of this risk has been insufficiently investigated. Standard mortality ratios (SMRs) of patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy were determined in a prospective national population-based study. 1091 patients with newly diagnosed or suspected epilepsy were ascertained who were attending one of 275 UK general practices from 1984-1987. 1091… CONTINUE READING
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