Mortality in epilepsy

@article{Hitiris2007MortalityIE,
  title={Mortality in epilepsy},
  author={Nikolas Hitiris and R. Mohanraj and J. Norrie and M. Brodie},
  journal={Epilepsy \& Behavior},
  year={2007},
  volume={10},
  pages={363-376}
}
All studies report an increased mortality risk for people with epilepsy compared with the general population. Population-based studies have demonstrated that the increased mortality is often related to the cause of the epilepsy. Common etiologies include neoplasia, cerebrovascular disease, and pneumonia. Deaths in selected cohorts, such as sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), status epilepticus (SE), suicides, and accidents are more frequently epilepsy-related. SUDEP is a particular… Expand
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