Bickerstaff’s brainstem encephalitis is a rare inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system. In order to diagnose Bickerstaff’s brainstem encephalitis, ataxia and ophthalmoplegia must be present. These features are in conjunction with the Miller Fisher syndrome, so there must be other features the properly diagnose the disorder, including drowsiness, coma or hyperreflexia. Anti-GQ1b antibodies are found in approximately two-thirds of patients with this condition, and combined with the clinical features, leads doctors to believe that Bickerstaff’s brainstem encephalitis is an autoimmune disease. However, there are many variations between patients with this disorder, which makes diagnosis very difficult. Bickerstaff’s brainstem disorder is so rare that one specific treatment has not been found, however some patients respond well to treatments for autoimmune neurological diseases.
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