Miller Fisher syndrome: a case with pattern of pure sensory polyneuropathy concomitant with anti-GQ1B antibody

Akinci G., Polat M., Tosun A., Serdaroglu G., Gokben S. , Tekgul H.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.49, no.1, pp.109-112, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-112


Miller Fisher syndrome is characterized by the acute onset of ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, and areflexia. Anti-GQ1b antibodies are useful markers for the differential diagnosis of Miller Fisher syndrome. We describe the case of a seven-year-old male who presented with a four-day history of diplopia and ophthalmoplegia following a febrile flu-like illness with sore throat. On examination he was found to have ataxia, areflexia and ophthalmoplegia, and a diagnosis of Miller Fisher syndrome was made after the exclusion of other conditions and concomitant with electrophysiological findings on electromyography. Although this disorder has a rare incidence, it should still be considered in the differential diagnosis in our country.