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Mortality High in Pediatric Superrefractory Status Epilepticus

Key clinical point: Death or moderate to severe disability is the rule, not the exceptional outcome, in children with superrefractory status epilepticus.

Major finding: Seven of 15 children died during their index hospitalization for superrefractory status epilepticus, and 2 more died within the next several years.

Study details: A retrospective study of 15 consecutive children treated at a Hong Kong university tertiary care medical center.

Disclosures: The presenter reported having no financial conflicts regarding her study.

Citation:

REPORTING FROM IEC 2019