Refractory status epilepticus due to SMART syndrome.

CONCLUSIONS: Taking into account clinical evolution and ictal neuroimaging studies, status epilepticus could explain the origin of these episodes in SMART syndrome. Although most patients have reversible symptoms, in some cases, aggressive treatment to avoid sequelae is needed. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled "Status Epilepticus". PMID: 26071996 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research

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Conclusions Taking into account clinical evolution and ictal neuroimaging studies, status epilepticus could explain the origin of these episodes in SMART syndrome. Although most patients have reversible symptoms, in some cases, aggressive treatment to avoid sequelae is needed. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled “Status Epilepticus”.
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