Status Epilepticus (Complex Partial Status Epilepticus)

A prolonged seizure or seizures repeated frequently enough to prevent recovery between episodes occurring over a period of 20-30 minutes. The most common subtype is generalized tonic-clonic status epilepticus, a potentially fatal condition associated with neuronal injury and respiratory and metabolic dysfunction. Nonconvulsive forms include petit mal status and complex partial status, which may manifest as behavioral disturbances. Simple partial status epilepticus consists of persistent motor, sensory, or autonomic seizures that do not impair cognition (see also EPILEPSIA PARTIALIS CONTINUA). Subclinical status epilepticus generally refers to seizures occurring in an unresponsive or comatose individual in the absence of overt signs of seizure activity. (From N Engl J Med 1998 Apr 2;338(14):970-6; Neurologia 1997 Dec;12 Suppl 6:25-30)
Also Known As:
Complex Partial Status Epilepticus; Grand Mal Status Epilepticus; Status Epilepticus, Complex Partial; Petit Mal Status; Status Epilepticus, Electrographic; Status Epilepticus, Generalized; Status Epilepticus, Generalized Convulsive; Status Epilepticus, Grand Mal; Status Epilepticus, Non-Convulsive; Status Epilepticus, Simple Partial; Status Epilepticus, Subclinical; Electrographic Status Epilepticus; Generalized Status Epilepticus; Non Convulsive Status Epilepticus; Status Epilepticus, Non Convulsive; Status, Absence; Status, Petit Mal; Subclinical Status Epilepticus; Absence Status; Generalized Convulsive Status Epilepticus; Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus; Simple Partial Status Epilepticus
Networked: 4032 relevant articles (246 outcomes, 487 trials/studies)

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Related Diseases

1. Seizures (Seizure)
2. Status Epilepticus (Complex Partial Status Epilepticus)
3. Epilepsy (Aura)
4. Encephalitis (Encephalitis, Rasmussen)
5. Stroke (Strokes)


1. Löscher, Wolfgang: 31 articles (12/2015 - 01/2002)
2. Gorter, Jan A: 27 articles (03/2014 - 01/2002)
3. Nehlig, Astrid: 25 articles (07/2015 - 02/2002)
4. Kim, Ji-Eun: 23 articles (10/2015 - 03/2007)
5. Henshall, David C: 23 articles (10/2015 - 02/2008)
6. Kang, Tae-Cheon: 21 articles (09/2015 - 03/2007)
7. DeLorenzo, Robert J: 21 articles (09/2014 - 10/2003)
8. Aronica, Eleonora: 21 articles (02/2014 - 01/2002)
9. Potschka, Heidrun: 20 articles (09/2015 - 04/2002)
10. Rossetti, Andrea O: 20 articles (08/2015 - 07/2004)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Status Epilepticus:
1. Midazolam (Versed)FDA LinkGeneric
2. Diazepam (Valium)FDA LinkGeneric
3. Valproic Acid (Valproate, Semisodium)FDA LinkGeneric
4. Pilocarpine (Ocusert)FDA LinkGeneric
5. etiracetam (levetiracetam)FDA LinkGeneric
6. Phenytoin (Dilantin)FDA LinkGeneric
7. Anticonvulsants (Antiepileptic Drugs)IBA
8. BenzodiazepinesIBA
9. Kainic Acid (Kainate)IBA
10. LithiumIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
2. Injections
3. Ketogenic Diet
4. Anesthesia
5. Intravenous Infusions