Miller Fisher syndrome in systemic lupus erythematosus

David C Hess, E. Awad, H. Posas, Kapil Dev Sethi, R. J. Adams

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We describe the first case of Miller Fisher syndrome, a Guillain Barre variant, complicating systemic lupus erythematosus. The symptoms and signs mimicked a brainstem syndrome. Despite treatment with high dose gamma globulin, our patient worsened and required mechanical ventilation. After plasma exchange, the patient improved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1520-1522
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990


  • Miller Fisher syndrome
  • Plasma exchange
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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