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Table 1 Data on the etiology of status epilepticus in an urban hospital-based practice

From: Clinical review: Status epilepticus

Etiology Percent of cases
AED non-compliance 26
Alcohol related 24
Drug toxicity 10
CNS infection 8
Cerebral tumor 6
Trauma 5
Refractory epilepsy 5
Stroke 4
Metabolic abnormalities 4
Cardiac arrest 4
Idiopathic 5
  1. AED, anti-epileptic drugs; CNS, central nervous system. Data adapted from Neurology [16].