Clinical, electrophysiological, and serological overlap between Miller Fisher syndrome and acute sensory ataxic neuropathy

Autor(es): Shimamura H,Miura H,Iwaki Y,Kubodera T,Matsuoka T,Yuki N,Koga M

Resumo: We report a patient with severe sensory ataxia, areflexia, and ophthalmoplegia with preservation of limb muscle strength. Electrophysiological examinations revealed peripheral sensory nerve involvement. A serological examination showed the elevation of IgG antibodies to various b-series gangliosides as well as GT1a. These indicated that this case is an overlap between acute sensory ataxic neuropathy and Miller Fisher syndrome. Autoantibody is implicated as potential pathogenic agents in some cases of acute sensory ataxic neuropathy.

Palavras-Chave: Miller Fisher syndrome; Acute sensoryataxic neuropathy; Antiganglioside antibody

Imprenta: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, v. 105, n. 5, p. 411-413, 2002

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1034/j.1600-0404.2002.01144.x

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Proteins ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Antibodies ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Clinical examination ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Serological diagnosis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Immunology

Data de publicação: 2002