Systemic Complications Following Status Epilepticus

Maximiliano A. Hawkes, Sara E. Hocker

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Purpose of Review: Status epilepticus (SE) is a multisystem disorder. Initially, complications of a massive catecholamine release followed by the side effects of medical therapies, impact patients’ outcomes. The aim of this article is to provide an updated summary of the systemic complications following SE. Recent Findings: In recent years, the importance of the multifaceted nature of SE and its relationship with clinical outcomes has been increasingly recognized. The cumulative systemic effects of prolonged seizures and their treatment contribute to morbidity and mortality in this condition. Summary: Most systemic complications after SE are predictable. Anticipating their occurrence and respecting a number of simple guidelines may improve the prognosis of these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7
JournalCurrent neurology and neuroscience reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiac
  • Intensive care unit
  • Medical complications
  • Pulmonary
  • Status epilepticus
  • Systemic complications
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology


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