A case of recurrent Miller Fisher syndrome mimicking botulism.

Autor(es): Dörr J,Dieste F J,Klaasen van Husen D,Zipp F,Vogel H P

Resumo: Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS) is a rare and usually monophasic polyradiculoneuropathy characterised by ophthalmoplegia, decreased or absent tendon reflexes, and ataxia. The objective of this study was to report a case of recurrent MFS with a clinical presentation virtually indistinguishable from botulism. The patient was a young man with two episodes of increasing external ophthalmoplegia, ptosis, and ataxia with a long asymptomatic interval in between. The second episode occurred after consumption of rotten fish and was accompanied by gastrointestinal symptoms and an anticholinergic syndrome. Very rarely, MFS can present with a recurrent course. The importance of this case of recurrent MFS lies not only in its long asymptomatic period and identical clinical presentation, but also in its instructiveness regarding the differential diagnosis of MFS, particularly life-threatening botulism.

Imprenta: Neurological Sciences, v. 27, n. 6, p. 424-425, 2006

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1007/s10072-006-0723-7

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Proteins ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Antibodies ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Immunology

Data de publicação: 2006