Headache associated with Miller Fisher syndrome

Deborah I Friedman, Eric Potts

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Miller Fisher syndrome, a variant of Guillain-Barre syndrome, is composed of the clinical triad of ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, and areflexia. A variety of other symptoms and signs have been reported in this syndrome, but headache is not a commonly reported symptom. We report a 35-year-old man with anti-GQ 1b antibody-confirmed Miller Fisher syndrome presenting with severe and persistent headache, and we propose that the headache is caused by antibody-mediated effects on the trigeminovascular pain pathway.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1347-1348
Number of pages2
Issue number9
StatePublished - Oct 2007


  • Chronic daily headache
  • Miller Fisher syndrome
  • Polyradiculopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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