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J. Clin. Med. 2016, 5(4), 47;

Management of Status Epilepticus in Children

Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics, The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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Academic Editors: Gretchen M. Brophy and Paul M. Vespa
Received: 21 March 2016 / Revised: 2 April 2016 / Accepted: 7 April 2016 / Published: 13 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Understanding and Treatment of Status Epilepticus)
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Status epilepticus is a common pediatric neurological emergency. Management includes prompt administration of appropriately selected anti-seizure medications, identification and treatment of seizure precipitant(s), as well as identification and management of associated systemic complications. This review discusses the definitions, classification, epidemiology and management of status epilepticus and refractory status epilepticus in children. View Full-Text
Keywords: status epilepticus; pediatric; seizure status epilepticus; pediatric; seizure
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Smith, D.M.; McGinnis, E.L.; Walleigh, D.J.; Abend, N.S. Management of Status Epilepticus in Children. J. Clin. Med. 2016, 5, 47.

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