/ (ˌɛpɪˈlɛptɪkəs) /
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a condition in which repeated epileptic seizures occur without the patient gaining consciousness between them. If untreated for a prolonged period it can lead to long-term disability or death
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How to use status epilepticus in a sentence
The term status epilepticus is applied to this condition, which is sometimes followed with fatal results.
Status Epilepticus, in which a series of grand mal attacks follow one another with no conscious interval.
Nearly all victims of severe, confirmed epilepsy (25 per cent of all epileptics) die in status epilepticus.