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Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
The clinical picture in MFS shows clinical overlap with Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis (BBE; see this term), which is also associated with raised titers of anti-GQ1b antibodies, leading to the suggestion that BBE and MFS represent variable manifestations of the same clinical spectrum. However, patients with BBE also have central nervous system involvement leading to disturbed consciousness and in some cases tetraparalysis with involvement of cranial nerves (including the intraocular nerves leading to fixed pupils).
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