Status epilepticus (SE) is a single epileptic seizure lasting more than five minutes or two or more seizures within a five-minute period without the person returning to normal between them. Previous definitions used a 30-minute time limit. The seizures can be of the tonic-clonic type, with a regular pattern of contraction and extension of the arms and legs, or of types that do not involve contractions, such as absence seizures or complex partial seizures. Status epilepticus is a life-threatening medical emergency particularly if treatment is delayed.
- Track 1-1 Convulsive status epilepticus
- Track 2-2 Nonconvulsive status epilepticus
- Track 3-3 Complex partial status epilepticus
- Track 4-4 Cerebral injury