Drug‐resistant seizures are life‐threatening and contribute to sustained hospitalization. We present the case of a critically ill 28‐year‐old male with Lennox‐Gastaut syndrome who had approximately 30 seizures/day in the intensive care unit.
Patient required mechanical ventilation and pharmacologically induced thiopentone coma. He was commenced on cannabidiol and subsequently extubated. He remained seizure‐free thereafter on a combination of cannabidiol and anti‐epileptic medication that predated his critical illness.
What is new and Conclusion
Our case report provides a unique perspective on the role of cannabidiol in achieving remission from drug‐resistant seizures in critically ill patients.
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