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Status Epilepticus

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

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Status epilepticus can be convulsive or nonconvulsive. A person's symptoms can range from simply appearing dazed to the more serious muscle contractions, spasms, and loss of consciousness. The specific symptoms depend on the underlying type of seizure. The person may also have high blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, irregular heartbeats known as arrhythmias, and high blood sugar levels.

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Status Epilepticus: Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors


Status Epilepticus: Diagnosis & Tests

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

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