Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is considered cause of many deaths in young people with epilepsy.We describe a 14-year-old male who experienced a prolonged tonic-clonic seizure, followed by respiratory insufficiency, and therefore requiring transfer to the intensive care unit.Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) obtained 48 hours after the seizure revealed multiple and bilateral T2-signal hyperintensities. The followup MRIs (8 months) showed a partial resolution of the MRI abnormalities. As a “near miss” patient at the first seizure, this case offers several points of discussion.
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-77953093313|
|Titolo:||"Near miss" patient after the first seizure. from the pathophysiological mechanisms of SUDEP to the practical implications|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|