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Status Epilepticus

Status Epilepticus | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

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.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

Status epilepticus can lead to permanent damage to the brain and heart, and to death.

What are the risks to others?

There are no risks to others.

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Status Epilepticus: Diagnosis & Tests


Status Epilepticus: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Eric Berlin, MD
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 07/01/01

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