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People with epilepsy are more likely to die prematurely than those without epilepsy. The most common epilepsy-related category of death is sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), accounting for up to one fifth of epilepsy deaths in some series. SUDEP is more common in populations of people with intractable epilepsy, the annual incidence being as high as one in 200 patient years in these settings. The majority of people dying with SUDEP have a history of generalised tonic clonic seizures,pmid:16871893 fatcat:w6yzlvkyufhptjovc7tkg6jrv4