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Acta Neurológica Colombiana

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VERGARA, Jean Paul et al. Treatment of status epilepticus, an expert consensus report. Colombian Neurology Association - Epilepsy Committee. Acta Neurol Colomb. [online]. 2019, vol.35, n.2, pp.74-88. ISSN 0120-8748.


Status epilepticus is a condition caused by failure in the mechanisms of suppression of epileptic seizures. It is considered a neurological emergency, and mortality varies between 2 % to 50 % according to the age group. Due to the above, it is relevant that health professionals know the characteristics of SE in order to stabilize the patient.


To define a series of propositions for the treatment of SE, as a result of consensus by common agreement of experts in epilepsy, taking into account the Colombian context.


A formal consensus of experts was carried out with 16 adult and pediatric neurologists-epilep-tologists. The questions and propositions were reviewed in two phases, where they were graded and agreed by the participants.


Fifteen questions were evaluated on the management of status epilepticus. Relevant bibliographic references were considered by the experts according to the Colombian context.


As results of this consensus we present a series of propositions for the treatment of status epilepticus for the primary level of care and high complexity level of care in order to improve the patient's prognosis, according to the Colombian context.

Keywords : status epilepticus; therapeutics; consensus; disease management; seizures; electroencephalography (MeSH).

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