By Denise Mann
MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Growing numbers of Americans are suffering prolonged, life-threatening seizures known as status epilepticus, and Black people are nearly twice as likely to experience these seizures as white people.
These are the main findings from new research looking at hospitalizations for status epilepticus from 2010 to 2019 across the United States.Status epilepticus refers to a seizure that lasts for more than 5 minutes. Some people may experience convulsions during this state, while others may appear confused or seem like they’re daydreaming. Status epilepticus is an emergency and requires treatment in the…