Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is the major cause of death in patients with epilepsy. It is defined as non-accidental, non-suicidal death in the absence of documented status epilepticus or any other identifiable causes [1]. The annual incidence rate of SUDEP is varied among different literatures according to the population of the study and reported between 0.35 – 9.3 per 1000 persons [2,3]. This incidence rate increases significantly in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy [4]. SUDEP can affect individuals of any age, but most commonly affect younger adults [5].

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