Cerebrospinal fluid findings in children with fever-associated status epilepticus: Results of the consequences of prolonged febrile seizures (FEBSTAT) study

L. Matthew Frank, Shlomo Shinnar, Dale C. Hesdorffer, Ruth C. Shinnar, John M. Pellock, William Gallentine, Douglas R. Nordli, Leon G. Epstein, Solomon L. Moshé, Darrell V. Lewis, Shumei Sun

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1169-1171.e1
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume161
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012

Keywords

  • CNS
  • CSF
  • Central nervous system
  • Cerebrospinal fluid
  • FSE
  • Fever-associated status epilepticus
  • LP
  • Lumbar puncture
  • WBC
  • White blood cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Frank, L. M., Shinnar, S., Hesdorffer, D. C., Shinnar, R. C., Pellock, J. M., Gallentine, W., Nordli, D. R., Epstein, L. G., Moshé, S. L., Lewis, D. V., & Sun, S. (2012). Cerebrospinal fluid findings in children with fever-associated status epilepticus: Results of the consequences of prolonged febrile seizures (FEBSTAT) study. Journal of Pediatrics, 161(6), 1169-1171.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.08.008