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In contrast with generalized convulsive status epilepticus, nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) usually has a subtle presentation and is often misdiagnosed and improperly treated. Like generalized convulsive status, however, NCSE can be a medical and neurologic emergency that warrants prompt and effective management as soon as it is detected. NCSE is rapidly gaining attention because of its many etiologic bases, varied clinical settings and protean manifestations. Management is still controversial, as are the varied prognoses. After long experience and fascination with this field, and unresolved questions about the nature and management of NCSE, we have assembled a comprehensive monograph, Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus. A panel of international authorities and colleagues have provided diagnostic and management insights for this mysterious, clinically challenging, and surprisingly common condition. The purpose of this volume is to cover the full range of information on NCSE from animal models to the bedside, from neonates to the elderly, from the pleomorphic clinical features through the diagnostic dilemmas, ending with treatment options and prognosis.The book is organized to cover multiple perspectives on age-related, genetic, syndromic, clinical, diagnostic, therapeutic, and prognostic considerations. It starts with chapters reviewing the history and a new classification of NCSE, reflecting a contemporary understanding of developmental, syndromic, and clinical aspects. Chapters follow on relevant epidemiology, electrophysiology, imaging, and pathophysiology. The next 2 sections cover the clinical features of focal NCSE arranged by the cerebral lobe involved and those of absence (generalized) status and electrographic status epilepticus in coma. Subsequent chapters are devoted to psychiatric and behavioral aspects of NCSE and to differential diagnostic considerations of its frequently unusual behavioral presentations.
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