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.
- Simple partial seizures
- Status epilepticus