Generalized tonic-clonic status epilepticus in the elderly in China.

  title={Generalized tonic-clonic status epilepticus in the elderly in China.},
  author={Andrew Che Fai Hui and Anita K Lam and Adrian C F Wong and Kai-Ming Chow and Eric Lok Yiu Chan and Simon L Choi and Ka-Shing Wong},
  journal={Epileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape},
  volume={7 1},
The proportion of elderly people in China is projected to increase rapidly but there is limited information on status epilepticus (SE) in this population. We evaluated retrospectively the etiology, response to treatment, outcome and predictors of mortality in a group of elderly patients with generalized tonic-clonic SE in Hong Kong, China. Factors for increased mortality were analyzed using a logistic regression model. Of the 80 acute admissions for SE from two large urban hospitals over a… CONTINUE READING