Acute isolated ophthalmoplegia with anti-GQ1b antibodies

Andrea Rigamonti, Giuseppe Lauria, Marco Longoni, Lorenzo Stanzani, Elio Agostoni

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Ophthalmoplegia without ataxia, areflexia or both has been designated as atypical Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS) or acute ophthalmoplegia (AO). This entity, first reported by Chiba et al. is associated with anti-GQ1b IgG antibodies.We report a patient with isolated acute ophthalmoplegia with high titer of anti-GQ1b IgG antibody activity in the acute phase in whom treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) led to the clinical recovery and the decrease in antibody titer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-682
Number of pages2
JournalNeurological Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011


  • Acute ophthalmoplegia
  • GQ1b IgG antibodies
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin
  • Miller Fisher syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology


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