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Status Epilepticus

A prolonged seizure or seizures repeated frequently enough to prevent recovery between episodes occurring over a period of 20-30 minutes. The most common subtype is generalized tonic-clonic status epilepticus, a potentially fatal condition associated with neuronal injury and respiratory and metabolic dysfunction. Nonconvulsive forms include petit mal status and complex partial status, which may manifest as behavioral disturbances. Simple partial status epilepticus consists of persistent motor, sensory, or autonomic seizures that do not impair cognition (see also EPILEPSIA PARTIALIS CONTINUA). Subclinical status epilepticus generally refers to seizures occurring in an unresponsive or comatose individual in the absence of overt signs of seizure activity. (From N Engl J Med 1998 Apr 2;338(14):970-6; Neurologia 1997 Dec;12 Suppl 6:25-30)

Year introduced: 1977

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Tree Number(s): C10.597.742.785, C23.888.592.742.785

MeSH Unique ID: D013226

Entry Terms:

  • Status Epilepticus, Generalized
  • Generalized Status Epilepticus
  • Petit Mal Status
  • Status, Petit Mal
  • Absence Status
  • Status, Absence
  • Complex Partial Status Epilepticus
  • Status Epilepticus, Complex Partial
  • Grand Mal Status Epilepticus
  • Generalized Convulsive Status Epilepticus
  • Status Epilepticus, Generalized Convulsive
  • Status Epilepticus, Grand Mal
  • Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus
  • Non Convulsive Status Epilepticus
  • Status Epilepticus, Non-Convulsive
  • Status Epilepticus, Non Convulsive
  • Simple Partial Status Epilepticus
  • Status Epilepticus, Simple Partial
  • Status Epilepticus, Subclinical
  • Subclinical Status Epilepticus
  • Status Epilepticus, Electrographic
  • Electrographic Status Epilepticus

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