Epilepsy in people with multiple sclerosis is associated with a higher risk of mortality

Takeaway

  • In people with multiple sclerosis (MS) the prevalence of epilepsy is higher at diagnosis, the risk of developing epilepsy is higher, and people with MS and epilepsy have a higher risk of mortality.

Why this matters

  • Epilepsy is more common in people with MS than in the general population and can lead to lost years of life.