The clinical features, diagnosis, and prognosis of nonconvulsive status epilepticus

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Abstract

Nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) is a state of ongoing seizure activity for at least 30 minutes, with cognitive or behavioral changes, but without convulsive clinical manifestations. It requires EEG for confirmation. It has been categorized into groups having focal or generalized EEG epileptic activity; and by etiology and level of consciousness (which predict outcome). Points of contention include the evolving definition of what constitutes NCSE, various reasons for a delayed, missed, or misidentified diagnosis, and the optimal management of these conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-361
Number of pages14
JournalNeurologist
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005

Keywords

  • Consciousness
  • Diagnosis
  • EEG
  • Nonconvulsive status epilepticus
  • Seizure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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