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On etiology and mortality rate of Status Epilepticus

Author(s): Ashraf Zadeh F

Journal: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
ISSN 2008-2142

Volume: 10;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 218;
Date: 2000;
Original page

The etiology and mortality rate of Status Epilepticus in 60 pediatric patients, aged 2 months to 13 years, during 10 years has been evaluated. The results show that: -41.7% of the patients were female and 58.3% male. -65% of patients were3 years old. - Mortality rate was 21.6%, 46.1% of which were referral patients. -Major causes of Status Epilepticus were: Idiopathic epilepsy 33%, prolonged febrile seizure 17%, electrolyte imbalance 13%, meningitis 10%, sepsis 8%, encephalitis 5%, encephalopathy 5%, cerebral palsy 5%, intracranial hemorrhage 1.6%, inborn error of metabolism 1.6%. -No mortality occurred in patients with febrile seizures and electrolyte imbalance

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