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New Epilepsy Treatment Guidelines

There are new guidelines under development for the treatment of status epilepticus (prolonged seizures or a series of repeated seizures) by the Epilepsy Foundation of America in conjunction with the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society.

These new guidelines will suggest more rapid drug treatment in children who suffer from prolonged seizure activity.  Under older guidelines, drug treatment was recommended if the seizures last more than 10 minutes. The new guidelines will decrease the time period to 5 minutes.  The new guidelines also are recommending that drug therapy be initiated even without testing such as EEG's, MRI's or other studies since they are often negative despite seizures and epilepsy. 

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