Table 2

Data on the etiology of status epilepticus in a hospital and community

Etiology

Percent of Cases


Withdrawal of anticonvulsants

25

Cerebrovascular disease

23

Remote symptomatic

19

Alcohol withdrawal

15

Metabolic disorders

13

Hypoxia

12

Infectious disorders

8

Tumors

5

Anoxia

4

Trauma

3

Hemorrhage

2

Drug overdose

2

Idiopathic

4


Data adapted from Churchill Livingstone [17].

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