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Nervenarzt. 1994 Oct;65(10):700-3.

[Variants of Todd's paralysis: postictal apraxia and prolonged postictal hemineglect].

[Article in German]

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Neurologische Klinik, Klinikum Grosshadern, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit√§t M√ľnchen.


Todd's post-epileptic paralysis is a well-known complication after focal or generalized epileptic seizures. The underlying pathophysiology, however, is still unknown. Commonly, it is associated with a hemiparesis, usually lasting minutes or hours, rarely as long as two days, with subsequent complete remission. We report 2 patients with unusual and variant post-epileptic syndromes which have not been previously described in the literature: first, an ideomotor limb apraxia, and second, a severe hemineglect syndrome. Each syndrome lasted up to 70 hours after the seizure and was completely reversible.

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