Autoinjectors offer way to treat prolonged seizures – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Seizures happen because of sudden, abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Some seizures can last longer than 5 minutes or a person may have many seizures and not wake up between them.
Koroshetz: Status epilepticus is basically seizures that are just not stopping.
Narrator: Dr. Walter Koroshetz is with the NIH.
Koroshetz: It's an extremely dangerous condition. Unfortunately, some people will go on and may seize for months at a time and the best chance of stopping it is right at the beginning.
Narrator: Status epilepticus is a potentially life-threatening emergency that causes 55,000 deaths each year. For more about seizures, visit www.ninds.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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