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Meningitis is a common cause of convulsive status epilepticus with fever
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    Convulsive status epilepticus with fever - Could it be Viral meningitis or Encephlitis ?

    Dear Editor,

    Convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) with fever is one of the very common presentations to the emergency room (ER) in infants and children. The management of this clinical entity involves a major medical issue. At present many questions have to be answered: when to treat, which antimicrobial to use, and how to investigate CSE with fever?

    Different ERs have different protocols to handle this cli...

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    Meningitis is a common cause of convulsive status epilepticus

    Dear Editor,

    With the benefit of hindsight from this study [1], which refuted the perception that convulsive status epilepticus is atypical of acute bacterial meningitis(ABM), cerebrospinal fluid(CSF) sampling might have been more readily undertaken, and perhaps more blood cultures done, given the fact that the latter modality sometimes tests positive even when CSF gram stains are non-contributory.

    The...

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