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Revista de Neuro-Psiquiatría

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SAMANIEGO - LOZANO, Cynthia L et al. Miller Fisher Syndrome in a 12 year old boy. Rev Neuropsiquiatr [online]. 2017, vol.80, n.4, pp.273-276. ISSN 0034-8597.

The Miller Fisher Syndrome (MFS) is a variant of the Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS), characterized by the clinical trial of ophthalmoplegia, ataxia and areflexia. The case of a 12 year old boy is examined with a 4-day long history characterized by symptoms such as palpebral ptosis, somnolence, ataxia and muscle weakness, associated with a history of upper respiratory infection. Clinical examination showed paresis of III, IV, and VI cranial nerves of both eyes, areflexia, and distal weakness in the extremities. Treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin was established, leading to a satisfactory clinical evolution.

Keywords : Anti-GQ1b antibody ataxia; areflexia; Miller-Fisher syndrome.

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