Status Epilepticus

  • Hannah BreitEmail author
  • Lauren Koffman


Status epilepticus is a neurologic emergency that requires prompt recognition and intervention, with the primary goal of controlling electrographic and clinical seizures, to avoid neuronal injury. This chapter aims to guide the clinician in defining status epilepticus, ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, and administering proper therapeutic interventions. It also provides insight into management of special patient populations and novel therapies on the horizon.


Status epilepticus Refractory status epilepticus Seizures Epilepsy Neurocritical care Antiepileptic drugs Nonconvulsive status epilepticus Electroencephalogram 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurological SciencesRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Neurological Sciences, Neurocritical CareRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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