Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Neurology. 2005 Jul 26;65(2):314-6.

Clinical features of status epilepticus in patients with HIV infection.

Author information

1
School of Pharmacy, Loma Linda University, 11262 Campus Street, West Hall 1333, Loma Linda, CA 92350, USA. kclee@rx.llu.edu

Abstract

The authors reviewed the records of 42 patients with HIV infection and status epilepticus (SE). Brain tumor and infection were the most common etiologies. The median duration of SE was 2.0 +/- 10 hours. Most patients (37 [88%]) responded to IV benzodiazepine or phenytoin treatment. Nevertheless, 12 (29%) patients died and 15 (36%) developed new neurologic deficits. In patients with HIV infection, aggressive management of seizures may limit the risk of SE.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire
    Loading ...
    Support Center