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Severe forms of status epilepticus.
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PMID:  1715148     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Severe forms of status epilepticus needing ventilation with or without the need for a general anaesthetic were studied among the children admitted to the paediatric department at Assir Central Hospital, Saudi Arabia. From November 1988 to April 1990, 255 children were admitted because of fits, of whom 12 (4.7%) developed severe status epilepticus and required admission to the intensive care unit for ventilation. This group was studied in detail with regard to past history, course in the hospital and outcome. Five children recovered fully, four were left with neurological disability, and three died. The need to ventilate a patient or give a general anaesthetic for status epilepticus rarely arises in ordinary clinical practice. This study demonstrates the importance of these measures to reduce the risks of permanent neurological deficit and, possibly, death in severe status epilepticus.
M E el Awad; E Vijayakumar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of tropical paediatrics     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0272-4936     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Trop Paediatr     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-09-25     Completed Date:  1991-09-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8210625     Medline TA:  Ann Trop Paediatr     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Abha, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, General
Child, Preschool
Critical Care
Intermittent Positive-Pressure Ventilation
Metabolic Diseases / etiology
Nervous System Diseases / etiology
Status Epilepticus / complications*,  therapy*

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