Assessing mortality and morbidity in immediately treated or untreated people with epilepsy

Takeaway

  • Acute myocardial infarctions were more common among people with epilepsy who were untreated or had delayed treatment, and Maori people were less likely to receive immediate treatment.

Why this matters ?

  • Previous studies have shown that people who are untreated for epilepsy experience more hospitalizations and seizure-related injuries, but few studies have investigated the effect of non-treatment or delayed treatment on morbidity, mortality and comorbidities.

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