Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome

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Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome

 [fōkt ko-yah-nah´ge hah-rah´dah]
a syndrome of uveomeningitis associated with retinochoroidal detachment, temporary or permanent deafness and blindness, and sometimes (usually not permanent) alopecia, vitiligo, and poliosis. The etiology is unknown, but it may be an inflammatory autoimmune condition. Called also Harada syndrome.
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Einosuke, Japanese ophthalmologist, 1892-1947.
Harada disease - Synonym(s): Harada syndrome
Harada syndrome - bilateral retinal edema, uveitis, choroiditis, and retinal detachment, with deafness, graying of the hair, and alopecia. Synonym(s): Harada disease; uveoencephalitis; uveomeningitis syndrome
Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome - see under Vogt, Alfred


Yosizo, Japanese ophthalmologist, 1880-1954.
Vogt-Koyanagi syndrome - see under Vogt, Alfred
Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome - see under Vogt, Alfred


Alfred, Swiss ophthalmologist, 1879-1943.
limbal girdle of Vogt - corneal opacity that occurs in an arc concentric pattern.
Vogt-Koyanagi syndrome - bilateral uveitis with iritis and glaucoma, premature graying of the hair, alopecia, vitiligo, and dysacusia. Synonym(s): oculocutaneous syndrome; uveocutaneous syndrome
VKH syndrome - Synonym(s): Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome
Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome - systemic inflammatory eye condition. Synonym(s): VKH syndrome
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The prognostic value of angiography in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease. Am J Ophthalmol 2010;150(6):888-93.
(4,12) In addition, the literature includes reports of a patient under systemic steroid therapy for "retrobulbar neuritis" developing multiple areas of serous retinal detachment in both eyes and a patient misdiagnosed with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease and treated with corticosteroids who actually had atypical bullous CSCR.
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Cunningham Jr., "Prevalence, clinical characteristics, and causes of vision loss in children with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease in South India," Retina, vol.
Wong, "Choroidal evaluation using enhanced depth imaging spectral-domain optical coherence tomography in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease," Retina, vol.
Castro Sousa Unilateral Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease: Case Rep Ophthalmol.
Keywords: Uveitis, Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease, anti-TNF[alpha]
Rao et al., "Revised diagnostic criteria for Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease: report of an international committee on nomenclature," American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol.
Diseases of CNS in which uveitis may play a role include sarcoidosis, Behcets disease, MS, and Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease (6).
Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease (VKH) is a multi-system disease that principally affects pigmented structures in the ocular, auditory, integumentary, and central nervous systems.
Less common associations with a range of other conditions have also been reported, including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, systemic vasculitis, Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease, sarcoidosis and lymphoma.