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).
- Electroconvulsive therapy
- Nonconvulsive status epilepticus
- Status epilepticus
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology