Assessing Accuracy of Salzburg Criteria in Diagnosis of Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus

Takeaway

  • The Salzburg criteria may not be accurate in diagnosing nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE).

Why this matters

  • Diagnosis of NCSE is very challenging due to subtle or misleading clinical symptoms, and there is no global or regional diagnostic consensus.

  • The Salzburg criteria have previously been clinically validated for NCSE diagnosis, but there is concern about study bias.

  • Identifying criteria with a high degree of diagnostic accuracy for NCSE would lead to improved diagnosis and clinical management of the condition.