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.
Epilepsia, 2013, Vol 54, Issue 9, p. 1613-1620
Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Adolescent; Adult; Cause of Death; Cohort Studies; Death, Sudden; Denmark; Epilepsy; Female; Humans; Incidence; Male; Risk