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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Keywords: Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Acute motor axonal neuropathy, Acute motor sensory axonal neuropathy, Fisher syndrome, Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis and Fisher syndrome form a continuous spectrum: clinical analysis of 581 cases.
Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an acquired acute neuropathy and covers the spectrum of acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP), Miller Fisher syndrome, acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN), acute motor and sensory axonal neuropathy (AMSAN) and acute pandysautonomia.
Miller Fisher syndrome, internal and external ophthalmoplegia after flu vaccination.
This epidemiological study was a key criterion in proving the molecular mimicry theory and influenced our own subsequent prospective case-control study in Fisher syndrome (FS) as will be later discussed.
Guillain Barre syndrome has been observed to be associated with many diseases including many immunopathies which include, hashimoto's thyroiditis13, temporal arteritis14, autoimmune Interstitial lung diseases15, Systemic lupus erythematosis16, lupus nephritis17, cutaneous or systemic vasculitis, Sjogren syndrome myasthenia Gravis20, Henoch schonlein purpura21 Waldenstrom's disease22, cryoglobinemia, hepatitis C23, ulcerative colitis and there is also a report of Miller Fisher syndrome (a clinical variant of Guillain-Barre syndrome) and Crohn's disease24.
Lipopolysaccharides in the development of the Guillain-Barre syndrome and Miller Fisher syndrome forms of acute inflammatory peripheral neuropathies.
Recent developments in Miller Fisher syndrome and related disorders.
acute bulbar palsy (ABP) with no limb weakness, differentiating it from the Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS) and PCB2.
History, clinical examination and investigation findings were suggestive of Miller Fisher Syndrome and treatments started with 5 cycle of Plasmapheresis, which were given over a period of 15 days.
Epidemiology of Campylobactor jejuni isolated from patients with Guillain-Barre and Fisher syndrome in Japan.