Fisher syndrome

Fisher syndrome

 [fish´er]
a variant of acute idiopathic polyneuritis characterized by areflexia, ataxia, and ophthalmoplegia.

Fish·er syn·drome

(fish'ĕr),
a syndrome characterized by ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, and areflexia; generally considered a variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome (q.v.).

Fisher syndrome

A rare, acute variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome, seen in middle-aged men after a viral upper respiratory tract infection.

Clinical findings
Classically characterised by a triad of clinical findings: post-traumatic cerebellar ataxia, ophthalmoplegia and generalised areflexia. It may be accompanied by myasthenia, respiratory failure, headache, fever, dyspnoea, facial nerve paralysis. 

Prognosis
Generally has a good prognosis, most resolve spontaneously in 3 months; some progress to coma.

Fish·er syn·drome

(fish'ĕr sin'drōm)
A syndrome characterized by ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, and areflexia; a form of polyneuroradiculitis.

Fisher,

Miller, U.S. neurologist, 1910–.
Fisher syndrome - a syndrome characterized by ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, and areflexia; a form of polyneuroradiculitis.

Fish·er syn·drome

(fish'ĕr sin'drōm)
Syndrome characterized by ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, and areflexia.
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