Sunday, July 19, 2015

Q: Define Status Epilepticus?

Answer: Traditionally, status epilepticus is defined as a constant seizure lasting for more than 30-minutes. But over years, it has been redefined in various ways and, in nut shell, new definition defines Status epilepticus as any epileptic seizure of greater than five minutes or more than one seizure within a five-minute period without the person returning to normal between them.


Al-Mufti, F; Claassen, J (Oct 2014). "Neurocritical Care: Status Epilepticus Review.". Critical Care Clinics 30 (4): 751–764.

No comments:

Post a Comment