New research finds that children and young adults with epilepsy are particularly more likely to suffer broken bones, burns, and poisonings than others without epilepsy.
Young people with epilepsy are particularly susceptible to poisonings by overdoses of medication, sometimes intentional and sometimes accidental. Overall, children with epilepsy are about twice as likely to experience poisonings than others. However, young adults ages 19 to 24 with epilepsy are four times as likely to experience such mishaps, according to a study from the University of Nottingham.
The study was published this week in the journal Pediatrics.