A study of clinical profile and etiology of status epilepticus in children at tertiary health care centre

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2018, Vol 5, Issue 2

Abstract

Background: Status epilepticus happens when a seizure continues for a long time (more than half an hour), or when a child has several seizures without time to recover between them. Rapid treatment for status epilepticus is important, since the longer it continues, the harder it is to stop. Aim and objective: To study etiology and clinical profile of status epilepticus in children. Methodology: In this prospective study 40 patients (2months to 14 years) admitted in PICU were studied for status epilepticus. Data collected for demographic character, etailed history and clinical examination. Patient underwent all required investigations. Standard treatment protocol was followed by paediatric intensivist. Results and Discussion: Younger age group was the most commonly affected (80%) with male predominance. Acute symptomatic was the commonest (n=18) of all the etiologies, followed by febrile (n=8) and idiopathic (n=8).

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Manojkumar G Patil, Shradha Salunkhe, Sneha T, Sampada Tambolkar, Sharad Agarkhedkar

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Manojkumar G Patil, Shradha Salunkhe, Sneha T, Sampada Tambolkar, Sharad Agarkhedkar (2018). A study of clinical profile and etiology of status epilepticus in children at tertiary health care centre. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 5(2), 29-32. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-266372