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, William Vaughn McCall, Peter B. Rosenquist

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Abstract

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
JournalSeizure
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Electroconvulsive Therapy
Status Epilepticus
Pediatrics
Anticonvulsants
Epilepsy
Consensus
Therapeutics
Mortality

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Successful ECT treatment for medically refractory nonconvulsive status epilepticus in pediatric patient. / Shin, Hae W.; O'Donovan, Cormac A.; Boggs, Jane G.; Grefe, Annette; Harper, Amy; Bell, William L.; McCall, William Vaughn; Rosenquist, Peter B.

In: Seizure, Vol. 20, No. 5, 01.06.2011, p. 433-436.

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Shin, Hae W. ; O'Donovan, Cormac A. ; Boggs, Jane G. ; Grefe, Annette ; Harper, Amy ; Bell, William L. ; McCall, William Vaughn ; Rosenquist, Peter B. / Successful ECT treatment for medically refractory nonconvulsive status epilepticus in pediatric patient. In: Seizure. 2011 ; Vol. 20, No. 5. pp. 433-436.
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