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.
Status epilepticus is said to occur when a seizure lasts too long or when seizures occur close together and the person doesn't recover between seizures.
Complex partial status epilepticus, or CPSE, and absence status epilepticus are rare forms of the condition which are marked by nonconvulsive seizures.
Non-convulsive status epilepticus can manifest with sustained or repeating complex partial seizures with a change in mental status...
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Status Epilepticus. 1. Presented by: Dave Jay S. Manriquez RN. Status epilepticus (SE) refers to a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure.
Treatment of Refractory Status Epilepticus: Literature Review and a Proposed Protocol. Nicholas S. Abend, MD*. † and Dennis J. Dlugos, MD, MSCE*.
Status epilepticus is an increasingly recognized public health problem in the United States. Status epilepticus is associated with a high mortality rate that is largely contingent on the duration of the...
status epilepticus. a medical emergency characterized by continuous seizures lasting more than 30 minutes without interruption.
Etiologies of Status Epilepticus ETIOLOGIES Fever Medication change Other – trauma, vascular, infection, tumor, drugs Unknown Metabolic Congenital Anoxic injury.