Definition & Background Status epilepticus (SE) presents in a multitude of forms, dependent on etiology and patient age (myoclonic, tonic, subtle, tonic-clonic, absence, complex partial etc.).
The exact definition is still unclear, with different studies defining refractory status epilepticus with varying durations (no time criteria, 30 minutes, 1 hour, or 2 hours) and a lack of response to different numbers (two or three) and types of medications.
Status epilepticus. Definition: A seizure lasting greater than 30 minutes or the occurrence of serial seizures between which there is no return to the same level of consciousness as occurred prior to the seizure. EPIDEMIOLOGY
Definition of Status Epilepticus (SE). SE is based on the clinical manifestation, a prolonged seizure or a series of seizures during which the patient has incomplete recovery of consciousness, and duration.
Definitions. • Over 30 years ago the ILAE defined Status Epilepticus as a convulsive seizure lasting > 30 minutes or a failure to recover function following a series of convulsive seizures over 30 minutes.
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.
Intensive Care Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong STATUS EPILEPTICUS Definition No universal definition. Seizures that persist for 20-30 minutes.
Definition of Status epilepticus.
Definition and classification. Status epilepticus is classified as either convulsive or non-convulsive. Generalised convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) is defined as a generalised seizure lasting 30 minutes or longer (continuous CSE), or repeated tonic-clonic convulsions occurring over a...
Stages of status epilepticus Although status epilepticus is defined strictly as an epileptic seizure that contin-ues for more than 30 minutes, in practice most tonic-clonic seizures lasting for more than about five minutes need to be treated as status.