Etiology

In the critical care patient, seizures may either prompt the patient's admission (because of status epilepticus), or develop as a complication of another illness. The physician must determine rapidly if a treatable etiology is present. The patient suffering a single seizure, or a few discrete seizures, in the setting of a critical illness may not require antiseizure therapy, but this decision depends on the etiology of the seizure and the confounding effects of other illnesses. The patient presenting in status epilepticus requires aggressive treatment unless an underlying condition renders such intervention pointless.

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