Journal article

STATUS EPILEPTICUS IN 37 CHINESE CHILDREN - ETIOLOGY AND OUTCOME

KL KWONG, SL LEE, A YUNG, VCN WONG

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 1995

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aetiology and clinical features of status epilepticus (SE) are described, with the aim of defining any relationship between risk factors and clinical outcome. METHODOLOGY: A retrospective review was performed of 37 Chinese children admitted to Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, from 1989 to 1993 with the diagnosis of SE. RESULTS: Eighty-six per cent had onset before 5 years of age; 60% were due to an acute central nervous system (CNS) insult, 11% were idiopathic, 13% had a pre-existing CNS insult, 5% were febrile and 11% were due to progressive encephalopathy. An abnormal neurological status was present in 24% before the episode of SE, and a history of seizures before the onset o..

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