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Southampton man died from epilepsy complications
10:42am Monday 20th January 2014 in News
A MAN died suddenly in his own home after complications caused by epilepsy, an inquest heard.
At his inquest Southampton Coroner Keith Wiseman said the 51-year-old – found dead on November 1 – had been diagnosed with epilepsy since suffering a stroke in 1983.
The condition meant he was initially prone to seizures, but he was using medication to control them and his last fit was 11 months before his death.
Pathologist Professor James Nicholl said there was no evidence of a seizure and put his death down to Sudden and Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).
Coroner Keith Wiseman recorded a natural causes determination and added: “Sadly he eventually died due to the consequences of something that happened to him many years ago.
“It was a matter he was very vulnerable to and there was no way of getting help.”
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