Status epilepticus (SE) is a frequent neurological emergency with short term mortality ranging from 0.9 to 3.6% in children [1–5]. The outcome of status epilepticus is determined mainly by the underlying etiology, delays in treatment and the refractoriness of the ongoing seizures to treatment [6–10]. The morbidity of status epilepticus increases as the seizure becomes refractory to medical therapy. Identifying the clinical factors that predict the outcome of patients with status epilepticus is important as this may be useful for deciding further treatment.

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