Lidocaine treatment in pediatric convulsive status epilepticus

Yildiz B., Citak A., Ucsel R., Karabcoglu M., AYDINLI N., Uzel N.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.50, no.1, pp.35-39, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1442-200x.2007.02510.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-39
  • Keywords: children, convulsive status epilepticus, infection, lidocaine, treatment, BLOOD-BRAIN-BARRIER, REFRACTORY STATUS EPILEPTICUS, INTRAVENOUS LIDOCAINE, MORTALITY


Backgound: Convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) may end fatally or leave serious sequelae. CSE treatment, invariably an emergency case, is based upon i.v. benzodiazepines as well as phenytoin, barbiturates or both. The present paper reports efficiency of lidocaine in CSE.