Table 1

Data on the etiology of status epilepticus in an urban hospital-based practice

Etiology

Percent of cases


AED non-compliance

26

Alcohol related

24

Drug toxicity

10

CNS infection

8

Cerebral tumor

6

Trauma

5

Refractory epilepsy

5

Stroke

4

Metabolic abnormalities

4

Cardiac arrest

4

Idiopathic

5


AED, anti-epileptic drugs; CNS, central nervous system. Data adapted from Neurology [16].

Bassin et al. Critical Care 2002 6:137-142   doi:10.1186/cc1472