Status epilepticus is a medical emergency that usually requires intravenous medication. Medications are given as single IV boluses, or as IV loading doses followed by maintenance doses, or as continuous infusions.
Status epilepticus requires urgent medical treatment to lessen the chance of serious complications.
Known epileptic, with inadequate/ceased medication most common single cause. Good prognosis.
If known epileptic, inadequate/ceased medication most common single cause. Remote symptomatic (3-17%) – eg. prior CVA, head injury or cerebral palsy.
Status epilepticus can occur at any age. However, it usually affects the very young and very old. It is a medical emergency which can be fatal unless it is treated right away.
Convulsive status epilepticus is an emergency and requires immediate medical attention. Non-convulsive status epilepticus is uncommon and management is less urgent..
Status epilepticus (often simply called status) is a medical emergency where the brain will not stop having seizures. In medicine, a person who is having status epilepticus is described as being "in status.". Definitions of status epilepticus have changed over time.
,† Status epilepticus (SE) is a common pediatric neurologic emergency that refers to a prolonged seizure or recurrent seizures without a return to baseline
Research shows that emergency medicines (see below), given when a seizure has lasted 5 minutes, can prevent status epilepticus.
SE can be convulsive or non-convulsive, with convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) being the most common neurologic medical emergency in childhood.