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Brainstem encephalitis and the Miller Fisher syndrome.
  1. R K Petty,
  2. R Duncan,
  3. G A Jamal,
  4. D Hadley,
  5. P G Kennedy
  1. Institute of Neurological Science, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, UK.


    A case is described of a man with an acute onset areflexic ataxic syndrome with partial ophthalmoparesis and normal limb muscle power. There was evidence of both a peripheral neuropathy and a brainstem encephalitis. The patient made a full recovery and the interrelationship and nosology of brainstem encephalitis and the Miller Fisher syndrome are discussed.

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