Recurrent miller fisher: A new case report and a literature review

Francesco Barbato, A. Di Paolantonio, Mariagrazia Distefano, A. Mastrorosa, M. Sabatelli, Serenella Servidei, Marco Luigetti

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Abstract

Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS) is considered to be an uncommon variant of Guillain-Barré Syndrome. The disease is clinically characterized by acute ataxia of limbs, areflexia and ophthalmoplegia, although the set of symptoms and signs can be quite heterogeneous, with a benign and monophasic course. We describe a case of recurrent MFS where there have been four clinical episodes occurred with complete remission after each relapse. Last recurrence was treated with oral steroids. The reported frequency of recurrent MFS in literature is variable as well as the best treatment in these cases. We add a new case treated with steroid and we perform a review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e208-e213
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Volume168
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Anti-GQ1b antibodies
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Miller-Fisher
  • Recurrent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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