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Miller Fisher syndrome: A case report

Stela Atanasova, Ivan Dimitrov, Ara Kaprelyan


Miller Fisher syndrome is a rare neurological disease that is considered to be a variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome. It is characterized by abnormal muscle coordination (ataxia), paralysis of the eye muscles (ophthalmoplegia), and absence of the tendon reflexes (areflexia). Additional symptoms include generalized muscle weakness and respiratory failure. Symptoms are usually preceded by a viral illness. This paper describes a clinical case of the syndrome in a patient who presented primarily with blurred and double vision, and gait disturbance.


Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS), Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), ataxia, double vision

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Stela Atanasova
Medical University of Varna

Department of Neurology and Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine

Ivan Dimitrov
Medical University of Varna

Department of Nursing, Sliven Affiliate

Ara Kaprelyan
Medical University of Varna

Department of Neurology and Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine

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