Pludselig uventet død hos personer med epilepsi

Marius Kløvgaard*, Bo Gregers Winkel

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde


Sudden and unexpected death is defined as sudden death without any obvious cause and where the person was seen in habitual conditions within the last 24 hours before death. Persons with epilepsy have a 34-fold increased risk of dying suddenly and unexpectedly compared with the background population. In persons with epilepsy these deaths are referred to as sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). This review finds that the risk is highest in younger adults, and SUDEP is the second leading cause of death in persons with epilepsy aged 1-49 years. Good seizure control is important in the prevention of SUDEP.

Bidragets oversatte titelSudden unexpected death in epilepsy
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Udgave nummer26
StatusUdgivet - 27 jun. 2022


  • Adult
  • Death, Sudden/etiology
  • Epilepsy/complications
  • Humans
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy


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