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Status epilepticus in the elderly: Comparison with younger adults in a comprehensive community hospital.

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Summary of "Status epilepticus in the elderly: Comparison with younger adults in a comprehensive community hospital."

Previous studies on status epilepticus (SE) in the elderly were conducted in tertiary centers. We aimed to delineate the features and outcomes of elderly SE patients by comparing them to those of younger patients in a comprehensive community hospital providing primary to tertiary care.

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Name: Seizure
ISSN: 1532-2688
Pages: 23-29

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