International Journal of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Analysis

Successful management of a rare case of Miller Fisher variant of Guillain – Barre Syndrome in rural tertiary care

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Author Details: Akshaya N. Shetti, SN Mahajan, Vaishali Kadam, Mallikarjun Reddy, Tushar Tanpure

Volume : 4

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2797

Print ISSN : 2394-2789

Article First Page : 24

Article End Page : 26


Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is also known as acute idiopathic polyneuritis. It is a neuromuscular paralysis that occurs in all the age groups and has several variants. These include demyelinating polyneuropathy, acute axonal neuropathy, Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis, pharyngo-cervical-brachial variant, Miller Fisher syndrome and polyneuritis cranialis. Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS) is a rare variant of GBS which is observed only about 1% to 5% of all cases. The incidence of the MFS is more common in males when compared to females by a ratio of 2:1. The lower and upper age groups reported with MFS are 13 and 78 years respectively. Here we report the successful management of rare form of GB syndrome.

Guillian Barre syndrome, Immunoglobulins, Miller Fisher Variant, Paralysis