Diagnosing the Cause of Status Epilepticus in Children: American Academy of Neurology Guideline Summary for Patients and Their Families

QualityTool

Diagnosing the Cause of Status Epilepticus in Children: American Academy of Neurology Guideline Summary for Patients and Their Families

Description

The American Academy of Neurology guideline summary provides patients and their families with information about tests that help physicians identify the cause of status epilepticus in children.

The guideline summary is organized into the following sections:

  • What is a seizure?
  • What is status epilepticus (SE)?
  • Diagnosing the cause of SE
    • Laboratory tests
    • Metabolic and genetic testing
    • Electroencephalography
    • Brain imaging studies
  • Talk to your neurologist

 

Developer:

American Academy of Neurology

Funding Sources:

American Academy of Neurology

History

Release Date: 2007
Original Summary: July 2007
Last Updated: 07/31/13

Disclaimer: The inclusion of a tool in the Innovations Exchange does not constitute or imply an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or Westat of the tool or of the submitter or developer of the tool. Read more.

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.