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What are the symptoms of miller fisher syndrome?

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Dr. Jonathan Megerian
Pediatric Neurology 28 years experience
Eye and Gait symptom: Miller-fisher syndrome is a limited variant of guilliane-barre syndrome, and involves weakness of the eye muscles resulting in double vision, dilated pupils, drooping eye lids, and abnormal gait and clumsiness in hands. Weakness of the muscles in the face, throat and tongue result in difficulty swallowing foods, slurred speech, difficulty with smiling, inability to whistle or close the lips.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can miller fisher syndrome be treated?

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Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Yes: Ivig or gamma globulin after and/orhemofiltration along with supportive care for the miller fisher variant of guillain barre syndrome are the treatments often used in the icu. This takes a long time to get over and will require physical therapy and rehab most likely. Some patients do not make a full recovery. Good luck! i hope your loved one is better soon.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Could you explain what is miller fisher syndrome?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Miller Fisher: is a rare neurologic condition similar to Guillain-Barre which is characterized by abnormal muscle coordination, paralysis of the eye muscles and absent tendon reflexes. It is felt to be triggered by a viral infection and is treated with IV immunoglobulins or removal of the antibody from the blood by plasmapheresis.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is this miller fisher syndrome?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 24 years experience
Miller Fisher: Miller fisher syndrome is a variant of a rare, acquired disease that affects nerve function. The disease involves muscle weakness, eye weakness, and absence of deep tendon reflexes (ie knee-jerk reflex). Treatment is available. Most patients recover. Some have residual deficits.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What exactly is miller fisher syndrome?

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Dr. Mitzi Scotten
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Disease of muscles: Miller Fisher syndrome 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 Guillain-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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A 32-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Miller Fisher Syndrome?

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Dr. Maya Vazirani
Neonatology 53 years experience
Miller Fisher: syndrome is characterized by external ophthalmoplegia ataxia and ataxic neuropathy it is a form of inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy with peripheral and central conduction deffect

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