Analysis of 621 death certificates issued from 1998 to 2007 in Curitiba...

Epileptic seizures, status epilepticus and/or epilepsy were the cause of 621 deaths, corresponding to 0.7% of the total number of deaths, thus, the year of 2007 presented the highest number of cases – 101/621 (16.3%) ( Fig.

Status epilepticus | Cause: chronic process

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Status epilepticus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

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.

Status Epilepticus Facts, information, pictures | Causes and symptoms

The causes of death vary depending on the age of the patient, presence of medical complications, duration of the uncontrollable seizures, and the underlying cause of the status epilepticus.

Death within 8 years after childhood convulsive 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.

Table 2: Causes and/or precipitating factors of status epilepticus

The main causes of death were severe sepsis (8 patients, 53.3%), cerebral anoxia (5 patients, 33.3%), hyperkalemia and acute respiratory failure (1 patient each, 6.7%).

Epidemiology of Status Epilepticus

BEL_Inhalt_2_2009 26.05.2009 11:50 Uhr Seite 55. In 1959 Richard Hunter published the first complete review on Status Epilepticus (SE) [1]. In his paper, he re-ported the first population-based data on SE as a cause of death.

What causes status epilepticus?

In children, the main cause of status epilepticus is an infection with a fever.

Unifying the definitions of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy...

An obvious medical cause of death was not found. (Comment: The criteria aimed to exclude accidental deaths due to seizures but included death with or without evidence of a

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