Cerebrospinal fluid findings in children with fever-associated status epilepticus: results of the consequences of prolonged febrile seizures (FEBSTAT) study.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Multicenter Study)

This prospective multicenter study of 200 patients with fever-associated status epilepticus (FSE), of whom 136 underwent a nontraumatic lumbar puncture, confirms that FSE rarely causes cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis. CSF glucose and protein levels were unremarkable. Temperature, age, seizure focality, and seizure duration did not affect results. CSF pleocytosis should not be attributed to FSE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Frank, LM; Shinnar, S; Hesdorffer, DC; Shinnar, RC; Pellock, JM; Gallentine, W; Nordli, DR; Epstein, LG; Moshé, SL; Lewis, DV; Sun, S; FEBSTAT Study Team,

Published Date

  • December 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 161 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1169 - 1171

PubMed ID

  • 22985722

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3504634

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6833

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.08.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States