A seizure is an emergency when it lasts a long time or when seizures occur close together and the person doesn't recover between seizures. Just like there are different types of seizures, there are also different types of emergencies.
A series of continuous seizures that last over a period of time and may cause brain injury
SUDEP is a sudden unexpected death related to epilepsy. It is not caused by drowning or another type of accident that could lead to death while having a seizure. SUDEP can happen with or without a seizure.
SUDEP might be hard to talk about, but knowing that it could happen is an important part of prevention.
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