Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) refers to an event either unexpected or unexplained when even autopsy fail to identify the cause of death. Several hypotheses have been proposed for SUDEP, including arrhythmias and central respiratory failure, but none has reached a definite acknowledgement. We report clinical and post-mortem data of two young woman referring to our epilepsy clinic, who suddenly died during sleep. We wonder if these cases could be indicative of SUDEP or mechanical asphyxia, correlated with position and/or nocturnal seizure.
|Translated title of the contribution||Sudden unexpected death (SUDEP) in two women with idiopathic epilepsy|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology