This prospective multicenter study of 200 patients with fever-associated status epilepticus (FSE), of whom 136 underwent a nontraumatic lumbar puncture, confirms that FSE rarely causes cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis. CSF glucose and protein levels were unremarkable. Temperature, age, seizure focality, and seizure duration did not affect results. CSF pleocytosis should not be attributed to FSE.
- Central nervous system
- Cerebrospinal fluid
- Fever-associated status epilepticus
- Lumbar puncture
- White blood cell
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health