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sudden unexpected death in epilepsy

Professor Martin Elliott stresses the importance of research into SUDEP

Professor Martin Elliott

Professor Martin Elliott, Professor of Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at UCL & Medical Director at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children stressed the importance of further research into Sudden Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) during his lecture, 'Sudden death in the young: A terrible waste' at the Museum of London on 18th January 2017.

Gene mutation risk for SUDEP?

A small study looking at four generations of one family shows that nine members with epilepsy all had a mutation in the gene DEPDC5.

Talking about SUDEP

We need to be more open about SUDEP - sudden unexpected death in epilepsy - says Epilepsy Sociey's medical director Professor Ley Sander.

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