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Status Epilepticus | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring
A person who is taking medications to prevent seizures should take them as prescribed. If the level of medication in the bloodstream falls too low, status epilepticus may occur.
Status epilepticus can lead to permanent damage to the brain and heart, and to death.
There are no risks to others.
Status Epilepticus: Diagnosis & Tests
Status Epilepticus: Treatment & Monitoring
Author: Eric Berlin, MD Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS Date Reviewed: 07/01/01