Neurology 2020 04 26;94(16):e1757-e1763. Epub 2020 Mar 26.
From the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (C.V., D.F., O.D.), New York University School of Medicine, New York; and Division of Neurology (E.D.), The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada.
Objective: To assess relative rates and clinical features of patients with genetic generalized epilepsy (GGE), focal epilepsy (FE), and developmental encephalopathic epilepsy (DEE) in the North American SUDEP Registry (NASR).
Methods: We identified all adjudicated definite, definite plus, and probable sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) cases (n = 262) and determined epilepsy type (GGE, FE, or DEE) from medical record review including history, imaging and EEG results, genetics, and next-of-kin interviews.
Results: Of the 262 SUDEP cases, 41 occurred in GGE, 95 in FE, 24 in DEE, and 102 were unclassifiable. Read More