Frederik Winsløw, Per Meden, Inger Birgitte Havsteen & Ioannis Tsiropoulos
Ugeskr Læger 2021;183:V06200455
Todd’s paralysis is a clinical entity consisting of acute focal neurological deficits following an epileptic seizure. It occurs after 6-13% of seizures, and the symptoms may last from minutes to 36 hours. Stroke with seizure at symptom onset is difficult to differentiate clinically from Todd’s paralysis. The use of advanced imaging such as cerebral CT and MRI with angiography is recommended. This is a review of the current knowledge on pathogenesis, clinical presentation and differential diagnoses, and we propose an investigation plan for patients presenting with symptoms of Todd’s paralysis.