Todd's paralysis is a neurological condition. It is characterized by a brief period of temporary (transient) paralysis following a seizure. The paralysis may be partial or complete. It generally occurs on one side of the body. And it usually subsides completely within 48 hours. It may also affect speech or vision. The cause is not known. Examining a patient who is experiencing or who has just experienced Todd's paralysis may help caregivers learn the origin of the seizure. It is important to distinguish the condition from a stroke. A stroke requires different treatment.
Treatment is symptomatic and supportive. This is because the paralysis disappears quickly.