Influenza vaccination may increase the risk of Guillain-Barré Syndrome. - GreenMedInfo Summary
[Miller Fisher syndrome, internal and external ophthalmoplegia after flu vaccination].
Kidney Int. 2008 Dec;74(11):1461-7. Epub 2008 Sep 24. PMID: 18592444
CASE REPORT: Miller Fisher Syndrome (MFS) is the most frequent variant of the Guillain-Barré Syndrome. It is characterised by the classic triad of ophthalmoplegia, ataxia and areflexia. We present a case of a patient who developed these clinical findings 5 days after flu vaccination. DISCUSSION: Miller Fisher Syndrome is an unusual condition seen in ophthalmologic clinical practice. Although respiratory and digestive infections have been reported as antecedent infectious agents in MFS, it has not previously been described in relation to the flu vaccine.