Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy: a case report

Bakkannavar, Shankar M and Manjunath, S and Shetty, Charan K and Nayak, Vinod C and Kumar, Pradeep G (2011) Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy: a case report. Journal of South India Medicolegal Association, 3 (1). pp. 30-33.

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Sudden death in an epileptic patient without any apparent cause is not common and becomes a dilemma for a forensic pathologist in arriving at the cause of death. It becomes even more complicated when death occurs in an apparently healthy young individual with absence of gross or microscopic changes at autopsy. Hereby, we present a case of a young male who was brought dead after a sudden collapse at home and in whom the cause of death could be ascertained only after a detailed enquiry into the past history of the deceased.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sudden death; Epilepsy; SUDEP.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2012 04:27
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2012 04:27

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