Outcome of convulsive status epilepticus: a review

Novorol, Claire L.; Chin, Richard F. M.; Scott, Rod C.
November 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Nov2007, Vol. 92 Issue 11, p948
Academic Journal
The article presents a review of convulsive status epilepticus' (CSE) outcome among the children in Great Britain. It discusses the relationships between CSE, aetiology, subsequent brain injury and adverse outcomes in childhood. Among the most common cause of CSE in childhood is prolonged febrile convulsions associated with negligible morbidity and mortality. Recognizing that some children with CSE will have acute central nervous system infections is said to be significant in the study. Research reveals that the outcome of CSE in childhood depends mainly upon the cause. However, the length of seizure may also be relevant. It is suggested that CSE may have a negative impact on intelligence quotient (IQ).


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