In-hospital outcomes in patients with and without epilepsy diagnosed with COVID-19 – A cohort study.

Publication date: Jul 15, 2023

COVID-19 is associated with mortality in those with comorbidities. The aim of this study was to evaluate in-hospital outcomes in patients with COVID-19 with and without epilepsy. We conducted a retrospective study of patients with COVID-19 admitted in a multicenter health system between March 15, 2020 and May 17, 2021. Patients with epilepsy were identified using a validated ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM case definition. Logistic regression models and Kaplan-Meier analyses were conducted for mortality and non-routine discharges (i. e., not discharged home). An ordinary least squares regression model was fitted for length-of-stay (LOS). We identified 9,833 people with COVID-19 including 334 with epilepsy. People with epilepsy had significantly higher ventilator use (37. 70% vs. 14. 30%, p

Concepts Keywords
Epilepsy Covid-19
Hospital epilepsy
March hospital outcomes
Models pre-existing conditions


Type Source Name
disease MESH epilepsy
disease MESH COVID-19

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