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What is this miller fisher syndrome?

What is this miller fisher syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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Can miller fisher syndrome be treated?

Can miller fisher syndrome be treated?

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. ...Read more

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What exactly is miller fisher syndrome?

What exactly is miller fisher syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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Can you explain miller fisher syndrome?

Can you explain miller fisher syndrome?

Miller Fisher : Miller fisher syndrome is a rare variant of guillain-barre syndrome, which is a disease affecting the nervous system of patients. Basically, it is an autoimmune process whereby the body produces antibodies that attack the nerve cells, and it may be triggered by a viral infection. Problems with eye movement, muscle weakness, and loss of deep tendon reflexes occur. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of miller fisher syndrome?

What are the symptoms of miller fisher syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is miller fisher syndrome?

Could you explain what is miller fisher syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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Is miller syndrome the same as miller fisher syndrome ?

Is miller syndrome the same as miller fisher syndrome ?

No: Miller Syndrome is a rare condition affecting the face and arms- here is a link with more information http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/miller-syndrome Miller-Fisher syndrome is causes poor muscle coordination and paralysis of the eye muscles - here is a link for MFS http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/miller_fisher/miller_fisher.htm ...Read more

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

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

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 ...Read more

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Is miller fisher syndrome contagious ?

Is miller fisher syndrome contagious ?

Miller Fisher: Miller-fisher variant of guillain barre syndrome is a rare variant of a rare disease that affects the nervous system of people. The cause is an autoimmune reaction which may be triggered by an infection but more often than not the cause is not found. As an example, however, a large number of people could catch the same influenza virus but a minuscule number would get this problem. ...Read more

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Is miller fisher syndrome contagious airborne ?

Is miller fisher syndrome contagious airborne ?

Miller Fisher: Miller fisher syndrome, a variant of guillain bare syndrome, can occur after a preceeding viral respiratory illness among other causes. So, while miller fisher syndrome is not technically an infectious disease, there are some "airborne" or respiratory viruses that can trigger the abnormal immune response in the body that produces the disease. ...Read more