Todd's paralysis


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Todd's paralysis

Etymology: Robert Bentley Todd, English physician, 1809-1860; Gk, paralyein, to be palsied
weakness, usually on one side of the body, after a seizure, usually lasting a few minutes, hours, or, occasionally, several days.

Todd's paralysis

Loss of power in part of the body affected by an epileptic seizure and lasting for periods of from a few minutes to a few days. (Robert Bentley Todd, 1809–60, Irish-born English physician).
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After treatment in the emergency department, he was admitted to the intensive care unit with Todd's paralysis and discharged from the hospital to a rehabilitation center 4 days later.