Successful ECT treatment for medically refractory nonconvulsive status epilepticus in pediatric patient

Hae W. Shin, Cormac A. O'Donovan, Jane G. Boggs, Annette Grefe, Amy Harper, William L. Bell, W. Vaughn McCall, Peter Rosenquist

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Status epilepticus is a life threatening condition with a high mortality rate in spite of aggressive treatment. There is little consensus on third and fourth line approaches in refractory cases. While electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been employed successfully as a treatment for refractory epilepsy and status epilepticus (SE) after exhausting conventional therapy, its use for pediatric patients is limited. We describe a 7-year-old pediatric case in which ECT was used successfully to treat medically refractory nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) without complete withdrawal of antiepileptic drugs (AED).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-436
Number of pages4
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Nonconvulsive status epilepticus
  • Pediatric
  • Status epilepticus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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