The incidence of COVID-19 is higher among people with epilepsy (PWE) versus the general population; this is particularly true for PWE who also have hypertension or who are independent/institutionalized.
Why this matters
COVID-19 is more serious in people with comorbidities such as obesity, diabetes, cancer and certain neurological disorders.
Thus far there has been no analysis of whether PWE are more likely to contract COVID-19 or whether they are at increased risk of serious disease.
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