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What is status epilepticus?

Dr. Aria Fallah, MD
Neurosurgeon

Status epilepticus is seizures that are nonstop. It is a type of catastrophic epilepsy. Seizures are happening way too frequently or the child is in continuous seizures. This can be related to developmental regression where the child regresses to earlier milestones. Children should progress forward in their milestones but with catastrophic epilepsy, the opposite happens. These are children where if they're a candidate for a hemispherectomy or any sort of epilepsy operation, it should be done right away.

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