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ECT Breaks Superrefractory Status Epilepticus

Key clinical point: ECT may provide “a hard reset” in these challenging patients.

Major finding: Three of four patients experienced cessation of their superrefractory status epilepticus following completion of a course of ECT.

Study details: This was a single-center retrospective case series involving four patients.

Disclosures: The presenter reported having no financial conflicts of interest.


Nguyen MTV et al. IEC 2019, Abstract P031.