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Seizure Effects

Clinical manifestations

  • Transient apnea and subsequent hypoxia

  • Catecholamine surge

  • Hypertension/tachycardia

  • Transient hyperthermia

Status Epilepticus

  • Hypoxemia

  • Hypercarbia

  • Hypertension/hypotension

  • Hyperthermia

  • Depletion of cerebral glucose and oxygen

  • Cardiac dysrhythmias

  • Rhabdomyolysis

Investigations

  • BSL↑

  • Lactic acidosis which resolves quickly (within minutes to hours)

  • Transient leukocytosis (hours to days)

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