Non-convulsive status epilepticus; the rate of occurrence in a general hospital

  title={Non-convulsive status epilepticus; the rate of occurrence in a general hospital},
  author={Raed Alroughani and Manouchehr Javidan and Anass Qasem and Nawaf M Alotaibi},
BACKGROUND Non-convulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) has been increasingly recognized as a cause of impaired level of consciousness in the ICU and emergency rooms. The diagnosis can be easily missed without an electroencephalogram (EEG) given the paucity of overt clinical signs in this condition. Recently few published data estimated the prevalence to be between 3% and 8%. OBJECTIVE To assess the rate of occurrence of NCSE among patients with various degrees of impaired consciousness referred… CONTINUE READING


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