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, cilt.49, ss.109-112, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.