Good outcome is possible after months of refractory convulsive status epilepticus: Lesson learned


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Determining a prognosis for functional recovery after prolonged status epilepticus can be difficult. Prior case studies have shown that despite seizure control, functional outcomes are typically poor unless a reversible cause is identified. Herein we present a case of idiopathic status epilepticus with a surprisingly good outcome after a 125-day drug-induced coma.