Long-term Outcome of Intravenous Lidocaine in Pediatric Cluster Seizures: A Preliminary Study.


Department of Child Neurology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland. Electronic address: [Email]


Cluster seizures are life-threatening conditions. They may easily evolve into status epilepticus and are reported in up to 20% to 30% of patients with epilepsy. Sometimes cluster seizures become drug resistant, leading to the use of unconventional therapies. One of these unconventional approaches may be the use of lidocaine, which is a sodium-channel-blocking drug mostly known as a local anesthetic and antiarrhythmic agent.


Children,Cluster seizures,Epilepsy,Lidocaine,Pediatric,Status epilepticus,