2 doctors weighed in:

Why would the developing brain be more susceptible to status epilepticus?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery

In brief: Kindling

Neuronal plasticity allows for kindling better in the younger brain.

In brief: Kindling

Neuronal plasticity allows for kindling better in the younger brain.
Dr. Soren Singel
Dr. Soren Singel
Thank
Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: It's not necessarily

The prognosis of status epilepticus really depends more on the underlying disease causing the seizures rather than the seizures themselves.
Prolonged seizures may themseleves cause injury, but are associated with bad underlying brain disorders so seperating cause from effect is difficult. In some cases actually the developing brain is more likely to recover from a neurologic injury than an adult.

In brief: It's not necessarily

The prognosis of status epilepticus really depends more on the underlying disease causing the seizures rather than the seizures themselves.
Prolonged seizures may themseleves cause injury, but are associated with bad underlying brain disorders so seperating cause from effect is difficult. In some cases actually the developing brain is more likely to recover from a neurologic injury than an adult.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
Thank
Read more answers from doctors