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Question about status epilepticus? How is it diagnosed?

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Neurology
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In brief: EEG or clinical

Recurrent seizures without waking up in between.
Several types. Most dangerous type is recurrent convulsions. Another type is non convulsive status epilepticus: recurrent episodes of a confused state (there are subtypes of this). Need continuous eeg to diagnose.

In brief: EEG or clinical

Recurrent seizures without waking up in between.
Several types. Most dangerous type is recurrent convulsions. Another type is non convulsive status epilepticus: recurrent episodes of a confused state (there are subtypes of this). Need continuous eeg to diagnose.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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In brief: Prolonged seizures

Definition of status epilepticus from the working group of the epilepsy foundation is " "more than 30 minutes of continuous seizure activity or two or more sequential seizures without full recovery of consciousness between seizures.
" it is easy to recognize if the patient is having obvious convulsions, but can be difficult to diagnose with non-convulsive seizures. Continuous eeg monitor can help.

In brief: Prolonged seizures

Definition of status epilepticus from the working group of the epilepsy foundation is " "more than 30 minutes of continuous seizure activity or two or more sequential seizures without full recovery of consciousness between seizures.
" it is easy to recognize if the patient is having obvious convulsions, but can be difficult to diagnose with non-convulsive seizures. Continuous eeg monitor can help.
Dr. Darren Gitelman
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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