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Descriptor English:   Status Epilepticus 
Descriptor Spanish:   Estado EpilÚptico 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Estado EpilÚptico 
Synonyms English:   Absence Status
Complex Partial Status Epilepticus
Electrographic Status Epilepticus
Generalized Convulsive Status Epilepticus
Generalized Status Epilepticus
Grand Mal Status Epilepticus
Non Convulsive Status Epilepticus
Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus
Petit Mal Status
Simple Partial Status Epilepticus
Status Epilepticus, Complex Partial
Status Epilepticus, Electrographic
Status Epilepticus, Generalized
Status Epilepticus, Generalized Convulsive
Status Epilepticus, Grand Mal
Status Epilepticus, Non Convulsive
Status Epilepticus, Non-Convulsive
Status Epilepticus, Simple Partial
Status Epilepticus, Subclinical
Status, Absence
Status, Petit Mal
Subclinical Status Epilepticus  
Tree Number:   C10.597.742.785
C23.888.592.742.785
Definition English:   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) 
Indexing Annotation English:   note entry term PETIT MAL STATUS: do not confuse with PETIT MAL EPILEPSY see EPILEPSY, ABSENCE
History Note English:   1977 
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PC prevention & control PX psychology
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UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   13612 
Unique Identifier:   D013226 

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