The role of EEG in febrile status epilepticus (FSE)

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Abstract

Febrile status epilepticus is an important neurological emergency and a risk factor for later development of epilepsy. There are guidelines recommending against the use of EEG in the evaluation of simple febrile seizures but the role in febrile status epilepticus is not well established. This article reviews the literature on the role of EEG in the evaluation of the patient with prolonged febrile seizures, summarizes the findings, and concludes with some simple recommendations based upon the existing knowledge. At least 30-40% of EEGs obtained within one week of febrile status epilepticus will contain abnormalities including focal slowing. In some series focal slowing appears to be associated with development of a spike focus in the same location. Prospective series with large numbers of patients and follow-up are required to ascertain whether such abnormalities are associated with later development of epilepsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-41
Number of pages5
JournalBrain and Development
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • EEG
  • Electroencephalography
  • Epilepsy
  • Febrile seizures
  • Febrile status epilepticus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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The role of EEG in febrile status epilepticus (FSE). / Nordli, D. R.; Moshe, Solomon L.; Shinnar, Shlomo.

In: Brain and Development, Vol. 32, No. 1, 01.2010, p. 37-41.

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