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.
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Status epilepticus (SE) is a common, life-threatening neurologic disorder that is essentially an acute, prolonged epileptic crisis (see the image below).
Similarly, non-convulsive status epilepticus is underdiagnosed in the confused elderly in whom the confusion is frequently blamed on other causes.
Status epilepticus is generally defined as a single or multiple seizures lasting greater than 30 minutes. If appropriate therapy is delayed, SE can cause permanent neurologic sequela or death, so you should assume that any child who presents actively convulsing is in status epilepticus.
In the current study, we followed-up a cohort previously ascer-tained during a surveillance study of convulsive status epilepticus in childhood. After determining the survival status of the cohort members, we dened cause of death as that listed on their death certicates.
(2003) Status epilepticus in Hong Kong Chinese: Etiology, outcome and predictors of death and morbidity.
Status epilepticus is a medical emergency that can eventually cause brain damage.
Status epilepticus (SE), can be defined as: • continuous seizure activity lasting longer than 30 minutes or.
The main causes of status epilepticus are low blood concentrations of antiepileptic drugs in patients with chronic epilepsy (34%), remote symptomatic causes (24