[Status epilepticus: clinical features, causes and management].Pol Tyg Lek. 1994 Jan 24-31; 49(4-5):108-9.PT
Status epilepticus with generalized seizures may sometimes develop in epileptic patient who does not recover between attacks. Such a state is life-threatening and requires immediate intervention. Own experience with 22 patients suffering from status epilepticus out of 100 epileptic patients treated at the hospital. Management of status epilepticus is also discussed. Diazepam should be given intravenously or clonazepam with phenytoin as the drugs of the first choice. Then, barbiturates are given to produce coma. If the disease is progressing, the third choice drugs are also discussed.