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.).
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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.
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. • Classical definition: 30 minutes of continuous seizure activity or two or more seizures in 30 minutes without recovery of consciousness.
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.
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Status epilepticus (SE) is defined as a seizure that lasts more than 30 minutes.
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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...