Morte improvvisa (SUDEP) in due giovani donne con epilessia idiopatica

Translated title of the contribution: Sudden unexpected death (SUDEP) in two women with idiopathic epilepsy

A. Zarabla, P. Li Voti, S. Pro, F. Randi, P. Pulitano, O. Mecarelli

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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 contributionSudden unexpected death (SUDEP) in two women with idiopathic epilepsy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)227-228
Number of pages2
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number138
Publication statusPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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