Case of the Month #14 - Miller Fisher syndrome

Published 02/02/2022

Key Take Home Messages

  • Guillain-Barré is largely a clinical diagnosis and obtaining a clear history from the patient is vital.
  • Forced vital capacity is useful in monitoring respiratory function, and alongside overall clinical assessment, can help assess need for intubation.
  • Autonomic dysfunction can be particularly pronounced in the peri-intubation period.
  • Critical care length of stay may be prolonged and patients may need extensive supportive care from a multidisciplinary team.