Successful treatment of refractory simple motor status epilepticus with lacosamide and levetiracetam

L. L K Chen, Zulfi Haneef, Andrew Dorsch, Inna Keselman, John M. Stern

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Abstract

Lacosamide has been reported to have been successfully used for non-convulsive status epilepticus after benzodiazepine failure, and convulsive status epilepticus after benzodiazepine and levetiracetam failure. We report a case of simple motor status epilepticus refractory to benzodiazepines and multiple anti-epileptic medications (AEDs) over 4 days. The addition of lacosamide in combination with existing levetiracetam aborted the continuous seizure with maintenance of seizure freedom through the most recent follow-up at 4 weeks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-265
Number of pages3
JournalSeizure
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011

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Keywords

  • Epilepsia partialis continua
  • Focal status epilepticus
  • Lacosamide
  • Levetiracetam
  • Refractory status epilepticus
  • Simple partial status epilepticus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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