Epilepsy is defined as recurrent unprovoked seizures caused by a genetically determined or acquired brain disorder1; it
We asked whether acute symptomatic status epilepticus (SE) increases the risk for subsequent unprovoked seizure compared with less prolonged acute symptomatic seizure. We also explored whether the risk of unprovoked seizure differs by cause.
In the very young, febrile seizures are a leading cause of status epilepticus. In middle-aged adults, single, unprovoked episodes of status are common; later in life, stroke is a common cause. In all cases, prompt treatment is the key to preventing serious outcomes.
How likely is a second seizure? Status epilepticus. Does my child need medicine? Preventative guidance—first aid.
Status Epilepticus. Most seizures end after a few moments or a few minutes.
Status epilepticus constitutes a separate category and deserves full diagnostic evaluation
Several prognostic factors are important in predicting outcome of status epilepticus: cause, age, seizure duration, and response to treatment.
Presumed encephalitis with refractory status epilepticus. General Discussion.
There are some neurologists who believe that this treatment after the first unprovoked seizure may prevent subsequent epilepsy althought there is
Definition. u Epilepsy A disease of brain defined by ANY of − 2 or more unprovoked seizures occurring at least 24 hrs apart − 1 unprovoked seizure and a probability of further seizures