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Status Epilepticus 

Status Epilepticus
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Status Epilepticus
Author(s):

Sara E. Hocker

and Matthew T. Hoerth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190244927.003.0003
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date: 14 October 2019

Status epilepticus has historically been defined as a condition in which epileptic activity persists for 30 minutes or more in the form of prolonged seizures or repeated isolated seizures without recovery in between. Status epilepticus is classified into generalized and partial types. Generalized types include 1) generalized tonic-clonic, 2) absence, 3) myoclonic, 4) tonic, and 5) clonic. Partial types include 1) simple partial (motor, sensory, visual, auditory, or language) and 2) complex partial.

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