Status epilepticus.

E. P. Vining, J. M. Freeman

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Status epilepticus is a serious medical emergency requiring immediate and rational therapy. Rapid initial management is directed at stabilization of vital functions and a quick but thorough assessment of clinical and laboratory studies to determine etiologies. Initial drug management is directed at the rapid control of status with prevention of recurrence by sustaining a therapeutic level of a long acting anticonvulsant. Few patients should remain in status more than 30 minutes after initiation of therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)764-765, 768-770
JournalPediatric annals
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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