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What is SUDEP?

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) is when a person with epilepsy dies suddenly and prematurely and no other cause of death is found. It is not a condition or disease, but rather a useful category to aid research and monitoring of deaths. Not everyone with epilepsy is at risk of SUDEP and it is important that people with epilepsy discuss their individual risks and concerns with their health professionals.

Learn more about SUDEP and the steps that can be taken to reduce risks here:

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