- Is defined as a continuous convulsion lasting longer than 30 min or the occurrence of serial convulsion between which there is no return of consciousness.
There major subtypes
- Prolong febrile seizures βmost common
- Idiopathic status epilepticus β when seizures develop in the absence of an underlying CNS lesion or insult generally due to withdrawl of anticonvulsant.
- Symptomatic status epilepticus when seizures occur. As a result of an underlying neurological disorder or metabolic abnormalities