Etiology of a short-term mortality in the group of 750 patients with 920 episodes of status epilepticus within a period of 10 years (1988–1997)

PURPOSE To determine the etiology of short-term mortality in patients with status epilepticus (SE). METHODS 920 episodes of SE were recorded among 750 patients in a 10-year period. According to the clinical assessment, sequence of events that led to death in a particular case showed two major causes of death: (1) underlying disease, and (2) complications… CONTINUE READING