Subarachnoid haemorrhage is a rare cause of headache and status epilepticus in children

Ugeskr Laeger. 2022 Nov 14;184(46):V05220355.
[Article in Danish]


New onset of seizures in children presenting with status epilepticus (SE) are rarely caused by intracranial aneurysms and haemorrhage, and the diagnosis is therefore challenging. This case report presents a ten-year-old healthy girl presenting with SE preceded by headache for two weeks. A CT-scan showed a subarachnoidal haemorrhage from a cerebral aneurysm. Intracranial pathology should be considered a differential diagnosis when receiving a child with new onset of seizures and SE. Early neuroimaging should be performed for correct treatment to be initiated without delay.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Female
  • Headache / etiology
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm* / complications
  • Intracranial Aneurysm* / diagnostic imaging
  • Seizures / complications
  • Status Epilepticus* / diagnostic imaging
  • Status Epilepticus* / drug therapy
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage* / complications
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage* / diagnostic imaging