Miller Fisher Syndrome (Fisher Syndrome)
What is Miller Fisher Syndrome?
Miller Fisher syndrome is a rare, acquired nerve disease that is considered to be a variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome. It is characterised by abnormal muscle coordination, paralysis of the eye muscles, and absence of the tendon reflexes. Like Guillain-Barré syndrome, symptoms may be preceded by a viral illness. Additional symptoms include generalised muscle weakness and respiratory failure. The majority of individuals with Miller Fisher syndrome have a unique antibody that characterises the disorder.