Status epilepticus is a prolonged seizure that can cause brain damage and sometimes death. Head injury, drug overdose or withdrawal, stroke, brain tumor, infection, or seizure disorders are common causes of status epilepticus.
It occurs when:
Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerSteven C. Schachter, MD - Neurology
Current as ofMarch 12, 2014
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