Levetiracetam (keppra) is a drug used as an anticonvulsant as monotherapy, or an adjunct, and as a Tier 2 agent in status epilepticus.
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Status epilepticus is considered to have occurred when a generalised tonic-clonic seizure has lasted greater than 30 minutes.
Seizures are the manifestation of abnormal hyperexcitable discharges of cortical neurons. 10 minutes of continuous seizure activity is now considered status epilepticus, which may result in neuronal damage. Seizures should be aggressively treated if they last longer than 5 minutes.
Post-Traumatic Seizures (PTS) occur in ~ 15% of patients with blunt severe TBI; higher risk in children; most occur within 48 hours