Zebras Seize the Day: Rare Causes of Status Epilepticus Across the Continuum of Critical Care
Critical care clinics
Autoimmune encephalopathy; Epileptic encephalopathy; Febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome; New-onset refractory status epilepticus; Status epilepticus
Status epilepticus (SE) is a common neurologic emergency and is associated with a high risk of morbidity and mortality. The management of SE in the intensive care unit centers on stabilization and treatment, as well as identifying and treating the underlying etiology. Numerous etiologies of SE are amenable to treatment, including certain genetic and metabolic disorders, autoimmune encephalitis and other inflammatory disorders, intracranial infections, and toxic/metabolic derangements. This article highlights rare but important causes of SE across the continuum of care from neonates to adults.
Harrar, Dana; Mondok, Lileth; Adams, Samuel; and Farias-Moeller, Raquel, "Zebras Seize the Day: Rare Causes of Status Epilepticus Across the Continuum of Critical Care" (2022). GW Authored Works. Paper 854.