Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. Risk factors, possible mechanisms and prevention: a reappraisal.

@article{Bell2006SuddenUD,
  title={Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. Risk factors, possible mechanisms and prevention: a reappraisal.},
  author={Gail S. Bell and Josemir W A S Sander},
  journal={Acta neurologica Taiwanica},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={72-83}
}
People with epilepsy are more likely to die prematurely than those without epilepsy. The most common epilepsy-related category of death is sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), accounting for up to one fifth of epilepsy deaths in some series. SUDEP is more common in populations of people with intractable epilepsy, the annual incidence being as high as one in 200 patient years in these settings. The majority of people dying with SUDEP have a history of generalised tonic clonic seizures… CONTINUE READING

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