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Table 2 Data on the etiology of status epilepticus in a hospital and community

From: Clinical review: Status epilepticus

Etiology Percent of Cases
Withdrawal of anticonvulsants 25
Cerebrovascular disease 23
Remote symptomatic 19
Alcohol withdrawal 15
Metabolic disorders 13
Hypoxia 12
Infectious disorders 8
Tumors 5
Anoxia 4
Trauma 3
Hemorrhage 2
Drug overdose 2
Idiopathic 4
  1. Data adapted from Churchill Livingstone [17].