Status Epilepticus: A life threatening situation that is defined as a seizure lasting 5 to 10 minutes or even 20 minutes, which is an estimation of the duration necessary to cause brain damage. However, treatment needs to begin well before 20 minutes has elapsed.
Cerebral damage induced by status epilepticus.
Non-convulsive status epilepticus can follow convulsive status epilepticus, and is an important treatable cause of persistent coma following convulsive status epilepticus.
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 (often simply called status) is a medical emergency where the brain will not stop having seizures. In medicine, a person who is having status epilepticus is described as being "in status.". Definitions of status epilepticus have changed over time.
Status epilepticus is a medical emergency that can eventually cause brain damage. Very prolonged seizures can cause organ damage and even death. While a child is in status epilepticus, she is also at risk for breathing failure, choking or aspiration, pulmonary edema, and even death.
Status epilepticus is a medical emergency. It can cause permanent brain damage or death.
Convulsive status epilepticus is a medical emergency. An estimated 42,000 deaths and thousands more instances of brain damage per year follow episodes of status.
A continuous state of seizure can cause profound changes within your dog or cat's body that can become life-threatening in a short period of time. Within an hour, brain cells will begin to die and irreparable brain damage may occur. What Causes Status Epilepticus Seizures?
Several prognostic factors are important in predicting outcome of status epilepticus: cause, age, seizure duration, and response to treatment.