The outlook for this type of status may vary depending on the cause of the emergency and if other medical problems or complications occur.
Status epilepticus (SE) is an epileptic seizure of greater than five minutes or more than one seizure within a five-minute period without the person returning to normal between them. Previous definitions used a 30-minute time limit.
Non-convulsive status epilepticus can follow convulsive status epilepticus, and is an important treatable cause of persistent coma following convulsive status epilepticus.
WHAT’S KNOWN ON THIS SUBJECT: Nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) is the diagnosis for encephalopathy caused by continuous epileptic activity on EEG. It is a well-known cause of morbidity and mortality in critically ill adults and neonates.
After a convulsive seizure has stopped and the person has not regained consciousness after a period of time, a healthcare provider will consider performing an EEG to make sure the person is not in nonconvulsive status. What Causes Status Epilepticus?
Mortality rate is 3-26%, morbidity is 10-23% 150,000 annual rate of SE in the US (includes. children) Rates of nonconvulsive status epilepticus.
In contrast with generalized convulsive status epilepticus, nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) usually has a subtle presentation and is often misdiagnosed and improperly treated. Like generalized convulsive status, however...
Nonconvulsive status epilepticus caused by viral encephalitis: case report.
Prognosis in nonconvulsive status epilepticus. Models of partial epilepsy have demonstrated profound and long-lasting neurologic
Nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) in a comatose patient cannot be diagnosed with-out electroencephalography (EEG).