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Miller Fisher Syndrome

Medline NLM definition: A variant of the GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME characterized by the acute onset of oculomotor dysfunction, ataxia, and loss of deep tendon reflexes with relative sparing of strength in the extremities and trunk. The ataxia is produced by peripheral sensory nerve dysfunction and not by cerebellar injury. Facial weakness and sensory loss may also occur. The process is mediated by autoantibodies directed against a component of myelin found in peripheral nerves. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1313; Neurology 1987 Sep;37(9):1493-8)

Miller Fisher Syndrome: factsheet from NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (US site).

Guilain-Barre Syndrome: information from the NHS website.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome: information from Patient UK website.

Guillain-Barré Syndrome: factsheet from NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (US site).

Guillain-Barre Syndrome: information from NORD, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (US site).

PubMed Medline search on Miller-Fisher Syndrome.

Support Groups

Guillian Barre Syndrome Support Group of the UK
A registered charity based in the United Kingdom that offers support and information to those affected by Guillain-Barré syndrome, CIDP and other dysimmune neuropathies throughout Britain and Ireland.

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.

Healthtalk: nerves and brain
Personal experiences of people living with various neurological conditions.

Neurological Alliance
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.

NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord 
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.


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