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.
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symptoms times, wk at last follow-up 1 No 10 2 Yes 4 3 No 157 4 No 33 5 No NA 6 No 44 7 No 100 8 Yes 126 9 Yes 42 10 Yes 16 11 No 77 12 No NA 13 No 161 14 Yes 5 15 Yes 13 * MM, mononeuritis multiplex; PTS, Parsonnage-Turner syndrome; MR, meningoradiculitis; GBS, Guillain-Barre syndrome; MFS, Miller-Fisher syndrome; RBV, ribavirin; IVIg, intravenous immunoglobulin; NA, not available.
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An antibody to VacA of Helicobacter pylori in the CSF of patients with Miller-Fisher syndrome. Neurology 2004; 63:2184-6.
Anti-GQ1b-negative Miller-Fisher syndrome with lower cranial nerve involvement from parasinusoidal aspergilloma.
Successful plasmapheresis in the Miller-Fisher syndrome. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1981; 282:778.