Epidemiology of status epilepticus.

  title={Epidemiology of status epilepticus.},
  author={Robert J Delorenzo and J M Pellock and Alan R. Towne and Jane G. Boggs},
  journal={Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society},
  volume={12 4},
This study presents a review of the epidemiology of status epilepticus (SE) in Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A. The data summarize some of the first population-based information on the natural presentation of SE in a controlled community setting. SE occurred with an absolute incidence rate of 41 patients per 100,000 residents per year in Richmond. The frequency of total SE occurrences was 50 patients per 100,000 residents per year. Overall mortality in this population was 22%. Absolute incidence and… CONTINUE READING

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