Miller-Fisher syndrome


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Miller-Fisher syndrome

(mĭl′ĕr-fĭsh′ĕr)
An acute polyneuropathy thought to represent a variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome. Its characteristic features include: difficulty walking, loss of reflexes, and extraocular paralysis. The disease often follows infections with and may be caused by an abnormal immune response to certain pathogens, esp. Campylobacter jejuni and certain viruses. It is treated with plasmapheresis. Recovery is usually complete within a few months.

Miller-Fisher syndrome

A rare variant of the GUILLAIN-BARRÉ SYNDROME featuring paralysis of eye movements (ophthalmoplegia), ATAXIA and AREFLEXIA.