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Question:

From Manalapan, New Jersey, USA:

Can a 40 year old person with type 1 diabetes have seizures for the very first time and become brain dead in a few minutes? Could arrhythmias cause seizures for the first time?

Answer:

It was likely had a sudden cardiac event, probably a sudden abnormal cardiac rhythm that caused death. Hypoglycemia might have played a role, but the heart was the likely culprit.

LD

[Editor's comment: There are many causes of seizures, only a post-mortem examination would be able to pinpoint the cause of death. SS]

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Original posting 30 Jul 2001
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