Miller Fisher Syndrome
Miller Fisher syndrome is a rare, acute polyneuropathy. This is a type of degeneration of the peripheral nerves that spreads toward the center of the body. The disorder is a variant of Guillain-Barre syndrome.
The majority of individuals with Miller Fisher syndrome have a unique antibody that characterizes the disorder.
Abnormal muscle coordination (ataxia).
Paralysis of the eye muscles (ophthalmoplegia).
Absence of reflexes (areflexia).
Symptoms may be preceded by a viral illness. They include generalized:
They are similar to those found in Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Treatment for this disorder is identical to treatment for Guillain-Barre syndrome:
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg).
A procedure in which antibodies are removed from the blood (plasmapheresis).