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What is the definition of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease?
Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease (VKH disease) affects the eyes, ears, nervous system, and skin. The symptoms of VKH occur in different phases. The early symptoms include headaches, eye pain, and dizziness. These are followed by hearing loss and inflammation of the eye (panuveitis). Later symptoms include development of white patches of skin and hair (vitiligo), hair loss (alopecia), cataracts, and glaucoma. The exact cause of VKH disease is unknown, but the symptoms are thought to be due to an abnormal response of the immune system to a viral infection. Genetic factors may be involved. Diagnosis of VKH disease is based on the symptoms, clinical exam, and imaging studies. Other more common diseases may need to excluded before a diagnosis of VKH disease is made.
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What are the alternative names for Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease?
  • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease
  • Uveomenigitic syndrome
  • VKH disease
  • VKH syndrome
  • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome
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An Observational Study of Adalimumab in the Treatment of Acute Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease

Summary: This project is designed to test the hypothesis that adalimumab is clinically useful for patients with acuta Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease

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Outcome of Treatment of Uveitis With Biologic Drugs in Resistant Cases Vogt-koyanagi-Harada Disease

Summary: Reviewing the characteristics of patients with uveitis caused by Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome treated at Assiut University Hospital at the Department of Ophthalmology and Department of Rheumatology, Physical Medicine, and Rehabilitation including the ocular features in terms of uveitis location, type and complications and systemic features of those subjects who showed an inadequate response to co...

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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

What are the Latest Advances for Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease?
Non-biologic, steroid-sparing therapies for non-infectious intermediate, posterior, and panuveitis in adults.
Atypical Chronic Central Serous Chorioretinopathy Mimicking Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease: Full Therapeutic Response to Half-Fluence Photodynamic Therapy
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