Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy in the bathtub.

Affiliation

Department of Epileptology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Sudden death in the bathtub occurs relatively frequently in Japan, particularly among elderly people. We hypothesize that sudden death in epilepsy occurring in the bathtub (SDEPB) can be distinguished from sudden death in nonepilepsy occurring in the bathtub (SDnonEPB), but is identical to sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).

Keywords

Autopsy,Bathtub,Drowning,Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy,