Clinical characteristics and prognosis in a large paediatric cohort with status epilepticus

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Status epilepticus (SE) is one of the most common life-threatening neurological emergencies in children. The estimated incidence of convulsive SE in children is 10-38/100 000 every year, and mortality is currently between 0% and 7.5% [1–4]. The paediatric Status Epilepticus Research Group (pSERG) in the United States has reported an association between treatment delays and unfavourable short-term outcomes in children with refractory SE [2,4]. Age at onset and duration of SE were independently associated with worse neurocognitive outcomes in a large cohort of paediatric patients with SE [5].

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