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
Externally publishedYes

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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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Successful treatment of refractory simple motor status epilepticus with lacosamide and levetiracetam. / Chen, L. L K; Haneef, Zulfi; Dorsch, Andrew; Keselman, Inna; Stern, John M.

In: Seizure, Vol. 20, No. 3, 01.04.2011, p. 263-265.

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Chen, L. L K ; Haneef, Zulfi ; Dorsch, Andrew ; Keselman, Inna ; Stern, John M. / Successful treatment of refractory simple motor status epilepticus with lacosamide and levetiracetam. In: Seizure. 2011 ; Vol. 20, No. 3. pp. 263-265.
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