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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By Applications : Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating, Hypogammaglobulinemia Multifocal Motor Neuropathy, Immunodeficiency Diseases, CVID (common variable immunodeficiency), SCI (severe combined immunodeficiency), Primary Humoral Immunodeficiency, Unknown (idiopathic) Immunodeficiency diseases, Myasthenia Gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, MFS (Miller Fisher Syndrome), AMAN (Acute motor axonal neuropathy) and AMSAN (acute motor-sensory axonal neuropathy), Kawasaki disease, and ITP among others.
HLA class II alleles in GBS and Millar Fisher Syndrome and their association with preceding Campylobacter jejuni infection.
Guillain-Barre syndrome and Fisher syndrome: case definitions and guidelines for collection, analysis, and presentation of immunization safety data.
It includes AIDP, AMAN, acute motor-sensory axonal neuropathy (AMSAN), Miller Fisher syndrome, acute panautonomic neuropathy and acute sensory neuropathy, and other subtypes.
Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS) is a variant of GBS and its clinical triad includes ophthalmoplegia, ataxia and areflexia.
Other causes leading to ophthalmoparesis, in particular; primary vascular diseases (e.g., ischemia, hemorrhage, aneurysm or carotid-cavernous fistula of the brain stem), diseases with vascular complications such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus, granulomatous or inflammatory disorders of cavernous sinus like thyroid ophthalmopathy and Tolosa-Hunt syndrome, neuromuscular junction disorders such as myasthenia gravis and acute polyneuropathy syndromes like Fisher syndrome should be kept in mind in differential diagnosis (4).
The GBS subtypes identified were acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (21.9%), acute motor axonal neuropathy (38.9%), acute motor sensory axonal neuropathy (35.6%) and fisher syndrome (3.6%).
Kanazawa, "Serum IgG antibody to ganglioside GQ1B is apossible marker ofMiller Fisher syndrome," Annals of Neurology, vol.
Miller Fisher syndrome: A case report highlighting heterogeneity of clinical features and focused differential diagnosis.
Yoshimura, "A case of neuromyelitis optica masquerading as miller fisher syndrome," Case Reports in Neurology, vol.
Miller Fisher syndrome: a case pattern of pure sensory polyneuropathy concomitant with anti- GQ1B antibody.
Fisher syndrome: clinical features, immunopathogenesis and management.