Serum neuron-specific enolase in human status epilepticus.

  title={Serum neuron-specific enolase in human status epilepticus.},
  author={Chris Degiorgio and Jorge Correale and P S Gott and David Ginsburg and Karin Bracht and Thomas D Smith and Rose Boutros and W J Loskota and Adrian Rabinowicz},
  volume={45 6},
Neuron-specific enolase (NSE) is a sensitive marker of brain injury after stroke, global ischemia, and coma. We report changes in serum NSE (s-NSE) in 19 patients who sustained status epilepticus. s-NSE peaked within 24 to 48 hours after status epilepticus. The mean peak s-NSE level for the entire group was elevated compared with the levels for normal controls (24.87 ng/ml versus 5.36 ng/ml, p = 0.0001) and for epileptic controls (24.87 ng/ml versus 4.61 ng/ml, p = 0.0001). The mean peak s-NSE… CONTINUE READING