Convulsive status Epilepticus

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Convulsive Status Epilepticus

•          A continuous Tonic Clonic seizure or repeated Tonic Clonic seizures lasting more than 30 minutes

•          This can be life threatening and requires medical attention.

Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus

Any seizure can develop into status

•          Complex partial status relatively common in learning disability

•          This condition can be difficult to diagnose, consciousness is often impaired but not lost completely

•          Can continue for long periods

•          Can adversely affect health in vulnerable people.

Seizures and Epilepsy – Signs and Symptoms

Sometimes they will know beforehand (aura)

Can be a full seizure or an absence (day dream like)

Clenched jaw, rigid body

Loss of bladder control is common

Jerking movements

Bluish skin colours.