Definition of Status epilepticus

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

Status epilepticus: An epileptic seizure that lasts more than 30 minutes; a constant or near-constant state of having seizures. Status epilepticus is a health crisis, and requires immediate treatment.

See also epilepsy, seizure disorders.

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If you have had a seizure, it means you have epilepsy. See Answer

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