Other Names for this Disease
- Cranial variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Cranial variant of GBS
- Fisher syndrome
Guillain-Barré syndrome. It is characterized by abnormal muscle coordination, paralysis of the eye muscles, and absence of the tendon reflexes. Like Guillain-Barré syndrome, symptoms may be preceded by a viral illness. Additional symptoms include generalized muscle weakness and respiratory failure. The majority of individuals with Miller-Fisher syndrome have a unique antibody that characterizes the disorder. Treatment includes intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) or plasmapheresis (a procedure in which antibodies are removed from the blood) and supportive care.Miller-Fisher syndrome is a rare, acquired nerve disease that is considered to be a variant of
Last updated: 10/21/2011
- NINDS Miller Fisher Syndrome Information Page. NINDS. August 2011; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/miller_fisher/miller_fisher.htm. Accessed 10/21/2011.
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