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Glossary for Miller Fisher Syndrome

  • Ataxia: It is a neurological sign and symptom consisting of gross lack of co-ordination of muscle movements.
  • Autoimmune diseases: A group of disorders in which the primary cause is the an inflammatory reaction caused by the body's own immune system attacking tissues
  • Coordination and balance conditions: Medical disorders of the systems of balance and coordination.
  • Dizziness: Feelings of lightheadedness or giddiness.
  • Eye and vision conditions: Medical conditions affecting the eyes or the vision systems.
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome: A rare progressive form of ascending polyneuropathy believed to be an autoimmune response.
  • Hyporeflexia: A decreased reflex of the muscles
  • Immune disorders: Disorders that affect the immune system
  • Muscle weakness: A condition which is characterized by an inability of the muscles to function at their full strenght
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy is the term for damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of the nerve or from the side-effects of systemic illness.
  • Numbness: Loss of feeling or sensation
  • Ophthalmoplegia: A disorder that is characterised by the paralysis of the eye muscles
  • Reflex symptoms: Changes to the nerve reflexes
  • Respiratory failure: Failure of the respiratory system
  • Sensory conditions: Medical conditions affecting the sensory system, especially the sense of touch.
  • Viral diseases: Any disease that is caused by a virus

 

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