Acute Repetitive Seizures Or Clusters
Seizures of any type may occur in groups or clusters over a number of hours or days. A person usually recovers between seizures and the clusters will end on their own.
People can be at risk for repeated clusters or status epilepticus if:
- Seizure clusters last longer than normal
- Seizures occur closer together
- A person doesn’t recover as well between seizures or clusters
- If rescue medicines given to stop the clusters don’t work
If a person can recognize seizure clusters or acute repetitive seizures easily enough, they can often be treated outside of a hospital setting. Ideally, this early treatment will prevent the need for hospital treatment. However, if out-of-hospital treatments don’t work and seizures continue or complications occur, emergency medical treatment will be needed.
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