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Practical aspects of childhood epilepsy

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 11 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6096

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Re: Practical aspects of childhood epilepsy - why no mention of SUDEP?

Thank you for a very informative article re childhood epilepsy.

I am, however, very disappointed that the issue of SUDEP was not addressed apart from the briefest of mentions in the “alarms” section.

SUDEP is an incredibly important issue and often avoided in discussions with patients and families. There is lots of information out there and some award winning innovative tools to help assess and reduce risk. Clinicians, patients and families should be made aware of this.

Competing interests: No competing interests

28 November 2019
Gillian M Clements