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RESENDE, Luiz Antonio De Lima; BATTISTUTA, Reynaldo José Rios; SATO, Takassu  and  BORTOLI, Nelson Antonio de. Syndrome of Miller Fisher: a case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1984, vol.42, n.2, pp.171-174. ISSN 0004-282X.

The authors report a case of a 27 year old male patient who has exhibited external ophthalmoplegia, anisocoria, ataxia, absent deep reflexes, dysphagia, dysphonia, bilateral peripheral facial paralysis, hypopallesthesia and a mild sensory impairment of the four extremities. In addition, his cerebrospinal fluid showed albuminocytologic dissociation. The otoneurologic examination showed important findings. These symptoms began ten days after a "cold", and quickly subsided after prednisone therapy. Two months after the onset of clinical features, just a deep apendicular areflexia was detected on his neurological examination. The neurological signs and complementary laboratory findings suggest that both central and peripheral alterations are responsible for the clinical manifestations.

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