Ethnicity and incident epilepsy after subdural hematoma


  • There is an association between Black race and hospital visits for epilepsy following subdural hematoma (SDH); thus, this group may be especially vulnerable to post-SDH epileptogenesis.

Why this matters

  • Post-traumatic seizures are an independent marker of poor social and functional outcome, and studies have examined potential race associations, but findings are inconsistent.

  • Identifying specific epilepsy risk factors may impact the determination of SDH prognosis; therefore, future treatment strategies could be precisely tailored to promote the most favorable patient outcomes.