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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 305-308

Refractory Status Epilepticus Due To Cerebral Venous Thrombosis During Late Pregnancy with Successful Outcome



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Status epilepticus complicating pregnancy is uncommon and may be associated with poor maternal and foetal outcome. We report a 24-Year-old lady who presented with refractory status epilepticus at 27 weeks of gestation. The underlying causes identified was extensive was extensive dural cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. She required admission in Neurology intensive car unit and aggressive treatment including mechanical ventilation, anticoagulation and antiepileptic therapy with intravenous phenytoin, & midazolam and thiopentone infusion. She delivered a healthy baby after a spontaneous preterm labour 28 weeks of gestation. At the time of discharge, both mother and child were healthy. A brief literature review is also presented.


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