Prone position linked to sudden death in epilepsy

A post-mortem study has uncovered several key risk factors for sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP).

Study co-author Dr Kate Riney, a paediatric neurologist at Brisbane’s Mater Children’s Hospital, says the main new finding is that people were most likely to be found dead in the prone position (74% of cases).

“I don’t think this has been flagged much at all in earlier studies.