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  • Sudden Unexplained Death in EPilepsy


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  • Yvonne Smith, 46, from Clover Hill Terrace in Savile Park, died in April from a condition known as SUDEP - sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, the inquest heard.


  • Pull quote: "Our mortality rate is 2-3 times that of the general population, between the seizure-related accidents, the suicides, the meds getting screwed up, SUDEP and status epilepticus."


  • But they do know that SUDEP is more likely to happen to people with uncontrolled seizure disorders.

    Knowing Jesse

  • But would we have been better off knowing that someday SUDEP could take Jesse?

    Knowing Jesse

  • No one had explained the possibility of SUDEP to us, his parents.

    Knowing Jesse

  • The exact cause was probably SUDEP, Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy, which is not well understood, even by epilepsy professionals.

    Knowing Jesse

  • Among patients with refractory seizures — ones that can't be controlled with medication — the risk factor for SUDEP is a little less than 1 percent a year — small, but not negligible.

    In the Grip of the Unknown

  • Occasionally people with epilepsy will go to bed at night, apparently healthy, and die in their sleep; the autopsy may be inconclusive and the death is chalked up to SUDEP — Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy.

    In the Grip of the Unknown

  • While the potential of her death on any day is now less, because of SUDEP, because she still has seizures daily, just not constantly now, I still am tentative, only recently being able to consider real planning and to think of doing things for solely my benefit.

    Alone, and trying to understand

  • Epileptic children face the possibility of such things as sudden unexplained death due to epilepsy SUDEP or death by suffocation when they have a seizure in their sleep and can't roll over.

    The Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - The Washington Post


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