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Miller Fisher Syndrome

Miller Fisher Syndrome: Introduction

Miller Fisher Syndrome: Miller Fisher syndrome is a rare, acute polyneuropathy characterized by ataxia (abnormal muscle coordination), ophthalmoplegia (paralysis of ... more about Miller Fisher Syndrome.

Miller Fisher Syndrome: Autoimmune nerve condition. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Miller Fisher Syndrome is available below.

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Prognosis for Miller Fisher Syndrome: The prognosis for most individuals with Miller Fisher syndrome is good. In most cases, recovery begins within 2 to 4 weeks of the onset of symptoms, and may be almost complete within 6 months. Some individuals are left with residual deficits. Very rarely (in less than 3 percent of cases) relapses may occur. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Miller Fisher Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

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Miller Fisher syndrome is a rare, acute polyneuropathy characterized by ataxia (abnormal muscle coordination), ophthalmoplegia (paralysis of the eye muscles), and areflexia (absence of the reflexes). The disorder is a variant of Guillain-Barre syndrome. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Miller Fisher Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Miller Fisher Syndrome:

A variant of the GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME characterized by the acute onset of oculomotor dysfunction, ataxia, and loss of deep tendon reflexes with relative sparing of strength in the extremities and trunk. The ataxia is produced by peripheral sensory nerve dysfunction and not by cerebellar injury. Facial weakness and sensory loss may also occur. The process is mediated by autoantibodies directed against a component of myelin found in peripheral nerves. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1313; Neurology 1987 Sep;37(9):1493-8) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Miller Fisher Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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