Disease Information for Miller-Fisher/Guillain-Barre' variant

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Distal Muscle Weakness
Hypotonia
Acute ataxia
Areflexia
Ataxia
Ataxia, Cerebellar type
Ataxia/Motor tremor type
Hyporeflexia/DTRs decreased
Staggering Gait
Weak reflexes
Difficulty Focusing Eyes
Diplopia Double vision
Double Image Vision Confirmed
Vertical gaze problems
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Guillain Barre syndrome
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
CSF Cells
CSF Leukocytes
CSF Monocytes
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Myasthenia gravis
Associated Disease & Complications
Cerebellar ataxia
Miller-Fisher cerebellar GBS/ataxia
Ophthalmoplegia
Ophthalmoplegia/progressive/ext/chronic
Optic neuritis
Ataxia Disorder
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Gene Locus Identified/OMIM database
Pathophysiology/Acquired Neuropathy
Synonyms
Synonym
Fisher Syndrome, Fisher's syndrome, Fisher's syndrome (disorder), Guillain Barre Syndrome Miller Fisher Variant, Miller Fisher syndrome, Miller Fisher var Guillain Bar, Miller Fisher Variant of Guillain Barre Syndrome, Ophthalmoplegia Ataxia and Areflexia Syndrome, Ophthalmoplegia ataxia areflexia syndrome, Syndrome Fisher, Syndrome Miller Fisher, Synonym/Miller-Fisher Cerebellar GBS/variant
Definition

Guillain-Barre variant with ophthalmoplegia, ataxia cerebellar type and areflexia; this variant is a rare, acquired nerve disease that is considered to be a variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome; It is characterized by abnormal muscle coordination, paralysis of the eye muscles, and absence of the tendon reflexes; Like Guillian-Barré syndrome, symptoms may be preceded by a viral illness; Additional symptoms include generalized muscle weakness and respiratory failure; The majority of individuals with Miller Fisher syndrome have a unique antibody that characterizes the disorder--------------------------------

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