what is todds paralysis?

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Todd's paresis is also called postictal paralysis is focal weakness in a part or all of the body after a seizure. Generally it occurs after an episode of Grand - Mal epilepsy This weakness typically affects appendages and is localized to either the left or right side of the body. It usually subsides completely within 48 hours. Todd's paresis may also affect speech, eye position (gaze), or vision. Patient 'attendants- need to be assured that it is a temporary paralysis and will recover with in 72,hours

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Todd paresis is a syndrome associated with weakness or paralysis of part or all of the body as soon as the ictal discharge (seizure) has ended. It most commonly affects one limb or one half of the body but can have a wide range of presentations. Either neurons can not transmit the conduction or post schedule brain does not have immediate auto start conduction to flow to body parts..

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Todd's palsy is local paralysis following seizure disorder. Usually the limb which convulsed most goes for post ictal Todd's palsy. This is because of exhaustion of neurons of that part of brain involved in seizure. Usually recovers after 24 hours. It can involve the limbs , eye ball etc . DD for seizures due to SOL brain which can cause both fits and paralysis

Todd's paralysis is a neurological condition experienced by individuals with epilepsy, in which a seizure is followed by a brief period of temporary paralysis. The paralysis may be partial or complete but usually occurs on just one side of the body.

Todds paralysis is old description We used to see in syphilis pts tabes dorsalis as anterior horn cell s were affected

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