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Synonyms of Status Epilepticus
- Abdominal Epilepsy
- Akinetic Seizure
- Epilepsia Procursiva
- Febrile Seizures
- Focal Epilepsy
- Grand Mal Epilepsy
- Jacksonian Epilepsy
- Lundborg-Unverricht Disease
- Major Epilepsy
- Minor Epilepsy
- Myoclonic Astatic Petit Mal Epilepsy
- Myoclonic Progressice Familial Epilepsy
- Myoclonic Seizure
- Petit Mal Epilepsy
- Petit Mal Variant
- Psychomotor Convulsion
- Psychomotor Epilepsy
- Psychomotor Equivalent Epilepsy
- Status Epilepticus
- Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
- Unverricht-Lundborg-Laf Disease
- Unverricht Syndrome
Status epilepticus (SE) is considered a neurological emergency. Left untreated (or undertreated), prolonged seizures can cause permanent neurological injury or death. Rapid treatment must be initiated. If initial agents fail, it may be necessary to induce an iatrogenic coma. In any case, the person in status epilepticus must be closely watched, and often requires continuous EEG in order to confirm that the seizures have stopped not only clinically but electrically as well.
Status Epilepticus Resources
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