Simple partial status epilepticus in Chinese adults

Andrew C.F. Hui, P. Y. Tong, A. Wong, T. W.H. Leung, Patrick Kwan, Lawrence K.S. Wong

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Abstract

Simple partial status epilepticus (SPSE) is uncommon compared with generalized tonic-clonic status epilepticus. We evaluated the clinical profile and predictors of poor outcome in a group of Chinese patients with this condition. We identified 32 patients above the age of 14 years with SPSE from a large urban hospital over an eleven-year period. Factors for poor outcome, defined as death or morbidity, were analyzed. The most common underlying causes were due to cerebrovascular disease (46.9%), CNS infection (15.6%), metabolic derangement (12.5%) and tumor (12.5%). At 30 days from the onset of seizures, 13(40.5%) patients had recovered fully and seven (21.9%) had died. Poor outcome was associated with the presence of an acute symptomatic injury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)902-904
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume12
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2005

Keywords

  • Chinese
  • Epilepsy
  • Simple partial seizures
  • Status epilepticus

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