S.U.D.E.P. Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy
I know this wonderful lady Julie and her husband Jon who have been bringing attention to this horrible condition in England. Her daughter Hazel was only 17 years old. This is a deadly complication of Uncontrolled Tonic Clonic (Old term, Grand Mal) Seizures. Many doctors refuse to inform patients and parents of this deadly possibility. S.U.D.E.P. usually occurs after a Tonic-Clonic seizure but not always. It’s theorized that it has something to do with respiratory arrest.
0.3 to 6 deaths of SUDEP per 1000 adults with epilepsy and 1 death per 4500 children. SUDEP accounts for 8–17% of deaths in people with epilepsy.
It has recently come to light the many bathtub drownings are actually associated with S.U.D.E.P.
Here is Julie,