Case Report

Miller-Fisher Syndrome: A Case Report


  • Burak Ulaş
  • Aysel Pelit
  • İlknur Erol

Received Date: 24.03.2013 Accepted Date: 16.09.2013 Turk J Ophthalmol 2014;44(4):327-329

Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an autoimmune syndrome leading to demyelination and inflammation of the peripheral and cranial nerves. Miller-Fisher syndrome (MFS) is a clinical entity which has an acute onset of ataxia, external ophthalmoplegia, areflexia and is a rare variant of GBS. MFS often appears after a viral infection and is a benign disease that improves with intravenous immunoglobulin treatment in 8-10 weeks. In our case report, we presented a 16-year-old patient with ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, and areflexia that was diagnosed clinically as MFS and showed improvement with intravenous immunoglobulin treatment.

Keywords: Miller-Fisher syndrome, external ophthalmoplegia, Guillain-Barre syndrome

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