Systemic effects of generalized convulsive status epilepticus.

  title={Systemic effects of generalized convulsive status epilepticus.},
  author={Nancy Y. Walton},
  volume={34 Suppl 1},
Generalized convulsive status epilepticus (GCSE) is accompanied by a marked increase in plasma catecholamines. This produces a number of changes in general systemic physiology including hypertension, tachycardia, cardiac arrhythmias, hyperglycemia, acidosis, and hyperpyrexia. If SE is stopped quickly, these changes are self-correcting and do not produce an increased risk of neuropathology. However, if seizures continue, many of the early physiologic changes reverse, and late status epilepticus… CONTINUE READING


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