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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Gaudio, "Infliximab therapy for 2 patients with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome," Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, vol.
Bilateral Tonic (Adie's) Pupils in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome. Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology Issue: Volume 21(3), September 2001, pp 205-206.
Vitiligo may also be associated with ophthalmologic and auditory abnormalities such as uveitis iritis and hearing loss.293031 Moreover vitiligo is also known to be associated with several syndromes including autoimmune polyendocrinopathy candidiasis- ectodermal dysplasia syndrome Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome Alezzandrini's syndrome and Schmidt syndrome.32-38
VKH syndrome: vogt-koyanagi-harada syndrome; SpA: spondyloarthropathies; SLE: systemic lupus erythematosus; JRA: juvenile rheumatoid arthritis; RA: rheumatoid arthritis.