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Encyclopedia > Complex partial status epilepticus
Complex partial status epilepticus
Classification & external resources
ICD-10 G41.2
eMedicine neuro/114 
MeSH D013226

Complex Partial Status Epilepticus (CPSE) is one of the non-convulsive forms of Status epilepticus, a rare form of epilepsy defined by its recurrent nature. CPSE is characterized by seizures involving long-lasting stupor, staring and unresponsiveness.[1] Sometimes this is accompanied by motor automatisms, such as eye twitching.[2] The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (most commonly known by the abbreviation ICD) provides codes to classify diseases and a wide variety of signs, symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances and external causes of injury or disease. ... The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (ICD-10) is a coding of diseases and signs, symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances and external causes of injury or diseases, as classified by the World Health Organization (WHO). ... // G00-G99 - Diseases of the nervous system (G00-G09) Inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system (G00) Bacterial meningitis, not elsewhere classified (G01) Meningitis in bacterial diseases classified elsewhere (G02) Meningitis in other infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere (G03) Meningitis due to other and unspecified causes (G04) Encephalitis, myelitis... eMedicine is an online clinical medical knowledge base that was founded in 1996. ... Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a huge controlled vocabulary (or metadata system) for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences. ...

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Diagnosis

As is the case with other non-convulsive status epilepticus forms, CPSE is dangerously underdiagnosed.[3] This is due to the potentially fatal yet veiled nature of the symptoms. Usually, an Electroencephalogram, or EEG, is needed to confirm a neurologist's suspicions. The EEG is also needed to differentiate between absence status epilepticus (which affects the entire brain), and CPSE, which only affects one region.[4]


Treatment

Treatment is in the form of anti-epileptic drugs, such as barbituates, benzodiazepines and topiramate. Barbiturates are drugs that acts as central nervous system (CNS) depressants, and by virtue of this they produce a wide spectrum of effects, from mild sedation to anesthesia. ... Alprazolam 2mg tablets The benzodiazepines (pronounced , or benzos for short) are a class of psychoactive drugs considered as minor tranquilizers with varying hypnotic, sedative, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant and amnesic properties, which are brought on by slowing down the central nervous system. ... Topiramate (brand name Topamax) is an anticonvulsant drug produced by Ortho-McNeil Neurologics, a division of Johnson & Johnson. ...


References

  1. ^ neuro/114 at eMedicine
  2. ^ Fernández-Torre JL, Gutiérrez-Pérez R, Velasco-Zarzosa M (2003). "Non-convulsive status epilepticus" (in Spanish; Castilian). Revista de neurologia 37 (8): 744-52. PMID 14593634. 
  3. ^ Murthy JM (2003). "Nonconvulsive status epilepticus: An under diagnosed and potentially treatable condition". Neurology India 51 (4): 453-4. 
  4. ^ Husain AM, Horn GJ, Jacobson MP (2003). "Non-convulsive status epilepticus: usefulness of clinical features in selecting patients for urgent EEG". J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr. 74 (2): 189-91. PMID 12531946. 

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