Status epilepticus (SE) is a common, life-threatening neurologic disorder. The exact incidence is not known. The frequency of occurrence of status epilepticus is 17-23 per 100, 000 persons per year, with the higher incidences occurring in developing countries. In children the mortality from SE ranges from 3-10%.
Objective: To describe the etiology, clinical profile and immediate-outcome of children with status epilepticus at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Karachi.
Ahmed, Khalid; Kaleem Jafr, Sidra; Bhatti, Faria; Rafique, Arshad; and Haque, Anwa rul Haque
"Clinical profile and outcome of children admitted with status epileptics in picu of a developing country,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 8
, Article 2.
Available at: http://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol8/iss2/2