From the University of Rochester – Ophthalmology & Neurology, Rochester, NY, USA (Dr. Friedman); University of Rochester – Neurology, Rochester, NY, USA (Dr. Potts).
Headache Associated With Miller Fisher Syndrome
Article first published online: 9 OCT 2007
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 47, Issue 9, pages 1347–1348, October 2007
How to Cite
Friedman, D. I. and Potts, E. (2007), Headache Associated With Miller Fisher Syndrome. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 47: 1347–1348. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2007.00935.x
Conflict of Interest: None
- Issue published online: 9 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 9 OCT 2007
- Accepted for publication June 24, 2007.
- chronic daily headache;
- Miller Fisher syndrome;
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-GQ1b 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.