Fifty-three adult patients with status epilepticus, admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences between 1975 and 1979, were analysed with particular reference to the cause and outcome. Drug default was the commonest precipitating factor. The symptomatic and itiopathic epilepsies were found equally frequent in initial status, while among intercurrent status, idiopathic epilepsy was more common. In the symptomatic group tuberculous meningitis, brain tumour and encephalitis were the common underlying diseases. Overall mortality was 18.9%. The mortality was higher among symptomatic initial status. Intravenous diazepam was effective in controlling most of the states. During this period intravenous diphenylhydantoin was not used in most of the cases.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology