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Neurogenic pulmonary edema associated with pediatric status epilepticus.
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PMID:  21975498     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Neurogenic pulmonary edema (NPE) can result from various central nervous system disorders such as brain malignancies, traumatic brain injuries, infections, and seizures. Although the pathogenesis is not completely understood, NPE creates an increase in pulmonary interstitial and alveolar fluid. In adults, it has been reported with prolonged seizure activity. In pediatric patients, pulmonary edema has rarely been reported after status epilepticus, and respiratory compromise is most often due to anticonvulsant-related respiratory depression. Treatment for NPE is largely supportive. If unrecognized, it can lead to hypoxia and respiratory arrest. We report a case of status epilepticus-related pulmonary edema in a female toddler, the youngest patient to be reported in the literature.
Authors:
Karin Reuter-Rice; Susan Duthie; Justin Hamrick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric emergency care     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1535-1815     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507560     Medline TA:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  957-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
From *Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA; and †Department of Anesthesia, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
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