SUDEP: The First Case Series in Turkey

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Gungor M., Acar Arslan E., TEZER FİLİK F. İ., SAYGI S.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, vol.53, no.1, pp.67-71, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/npa.2015.7553
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.67-71
  • Keywords: Epilepsy, sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, antiepileptic drugs, SUDDEN UNEXPECTED DEATH, EPILEPSY SUDEP, RISK
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is defined as the sudden, unexpected, witnessed or unwitnessed, non-traumatic, and non-drowning death of patients with epilepsy with or without evidence of a seizure, excluding documented status epilepticus, and in whom postmortem examinations do not reveal a toxicological or anatomic cause for death. In this study, data on patients who passed away under observation in the epilepsy clinic due to sudden, unexpected death have been compiled, and we also aim to emphasize the importance of SUDEP in Turkey.