John Libbey Eurotext

Cryptogenic new-onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE) following blood transfusion in a patient with severe anemia Volume 23, issue 2, April 2021


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Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
* Correspondence: Connie K. Wu 300 Pasteur Drive, 453 Quarry Rd., Neurology Dept., Palo Alto, CA 94304-5235, USA

Based on the current consensus definition, new-onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE) is “a clinical presentation, not a specific diagnosis, in a patient without active epilepsy or other preexisting relevant neurological disorder, with new onset of refractory status epilepticus without a clear acute or active structurale, toxic or metabolic cause.” [1]. Approximately 50% of NORSE cases have an eventual identifiable cause -inflammatory and autoimmune, infectious, genetic/congenital, and toxic, [...]