Use of levetiracetam in pediatric refractory status epilepticus


Antiepileptic drug
Pediatric refractory seizure

How to Cite

Shakya, K. N., Bhatta, A., Phuyal, S., & Yadav, A. (2019). Use of levetiracetam in pediatric refractory status epilepticus. Journal of Kathmandu Medical College, 8(1), 41–43. Retrieved from


Refractory status epilepticus, with persistence of seizures despite initial intravenous benzodiazepine and one secondline intravenous antiepileptic drug occurs in nine percent to 44% of the patients with status epilepticus. Aggressive treatment is needed to control such seizures with drug refractoriness. A case of a 2-year-old boy treated with intravenous levetiracetam with cessation of seizures, averting the need for general anesthesia is reported. Option of using levetiracetam in refractory status epilepticus is suggested.