Familial Miller Fisher syndrome

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Miller Fisher syndrome is an acute inflammatory polyradiculoneuropathy that is generally considered a variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome and is characterized by the clinical triad of ataxia, areflexia, and ophthalmoplegia. Several reports of familial Guillain-Barré syndrome have been reported, indicating a possible underlying genetic and/or environmental predisposition to the development of Guillain-Barré syndrome. A familial association in Miller Fisher syndrome has not previously been described in the literature. We report 2 cases of Miller Fisher syndrome presenting simultaneously in siblings, with a review of recent relevant literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)645-648
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • GQ1b ganglioside
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Miller Fisher syndrome
  • polyradiculoneuropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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