Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Fisher Syndrome Associated with Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Yutaka FurukawaKazuo IwasaKenjiro OnoMasahito Yamada
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2011 Volume 50 Issue 6 Pages 631-633

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We describe a 51-year-old man with Fisher syndrome (FS) and immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) that developed after upper respiratory infection (URI). Laboratory investigations demonstrated immunoglobulin (Ig) G class of anti-GQ1b autoantibody and reduced platelet count with platelet-associated IgG, which spontaneously improved in parallel with neurologic symptoms. Thus the possible association of ITP should be considered when encountering a patient with FS. This patient suggests that there may be a certain infectious agent causing URI, leading to the co-occurrence of FS and ITP.

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