Nonconvulsive status epilepticus in elderly a possible diagnostic pitfall.

  title={Nonconvulsive status epilepticus in elderly a possible diagnostic pitfall.},
  author={Linda Shavit and Tal Grenader and Ilia Galperin},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  volume={23 8},
INTRODUCTION Nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) is characterized by behavioral and vegetative abnormalities without classical major convulsive movements. A broad variability in clinical presentation makes this condition difficult to recognize and therefore NCSE is often overlooked especially in elderly. AIM To evaluate the prevalence, clinical features, therapeutic approach and outcomes of NCSE. METHODS This study represents prospectively collected data on patients accepted to the… CONTINUE READING
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