Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy 2020; 9(03): 100-101
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1714389
Case Report

At What Point Should We Discontinue Treatment in Super-Refractory Status Epilepticus?

1  Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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This case report portrays the case of a child with super-refractory status epilepticus. The seizures were secondary to febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome and the child required multiple anticonvulsants and eventually anesthetic infusions for several weeks. During the treatment, an ethical dilemma arose and was discussed by neurologists, intensivists, and family members.

Publication History

Received: 11 June 2020

Accepted: 12 June 2020

Publication Date:
29 July 2020 (online)

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