Fisher Syndrome

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Other Names :  

Miller Fisher syndrome

What is Fisher Syndrome ?  

Fisher syndrome is a variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome. It is characterized by cranial nerve involvement and the triad of ataxia, areflexia and ophthalmoplegia.

Cause(s) :  
  • Viral infection accompanied by flu and fever
Symptoms :  
  • Ataxia
  • Ophthalmoplegia (paralysis or weakness of eye muscles)
  • Areflexia (absent reflexes or below normal reflexes)
  • Generalized muscle weakness
  • Respiratory failure
Diagnosis and Tests :  
  • Vision testing
  • Eye movements tests
  • Nerve neuropathy tests
Specialist to consult :  Neurology

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