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Revista Ecuatoriana de Neurología

On-line version ISSN 2631-2581Print version ISSN 1019-8113


BEIN, Natalí et al. Usefulness of status convulsive score in prognosis of Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus. Rev Ecuat Neurol [online]. 2021, vol.30, n.1, pp.27-32. ISSN 2631-2581.


The Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus (NCSE) is a rare clinical entity. As of today, a predictive mortality scale has not been developed. Moreover, the risk factors that contribute to the prognosis have not been clearly defined. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of the prognostic scores for status epilepticus (SE): the epileptic status severity score (STESS), the modified RANKIN scale STESS (mRSTESS) and the epileptic status mortality score based on epidemiology (EMSE-EACEG) applied in patients diagnosed with NCSE.


The sample analyzed for this study consisted of 66 patients with an average age of 59 years (SD 18.5).

The STESS and mRSTESS were significantly associated with higher odds for poor prognosis at the time of discharge in patients with NCSE (p<0.05 and p<0.05, respectively). However, none of the three was associated with mortality.


Considering that the scores used to predict prognosis in patients with SE have not shown equal

diagnostic accuracy in the NCSE, we believe that a validated predictive scale of morbidity and

mortality would be of great help for these patients.

Keywords : Mortality; prognosis; non-convulsive status epilepticus..

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