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


Abstract

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.

Keywords:
Guillian Barre syndrome, Immunoglobulins, Miller Fisher Variant, Paralysis