Status Epilepticus


A medical emergency characterized by continuous seizures lasting more than 30 minutes without interruptions. Status epilepticus can be precipitated by the sudden withdrawal of anticonvulsant drugs, inadequate body levels of glucose, a brain tumor, a head injury, a high fever, or poisoning. Therapy includes IV administration of anticonvulsant drugs, nutrients, and electrolytes. 

Mosby (2009- 02-11). 

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