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    Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome and pregnancy.

    Authors
    Steahly LP 
    Source
    Ann Ophthalmol 1990 Feb; 22(2) :59-62.
    Abstract

    Two black women had bilateral anterior and posterior uveitis, nonrhegmatogenous retinal detachments, pleocytosis, headaches, dysacousis, and alopecia. These patients with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) syndrome improved clinically while they were pregnant after the discontinuation of corticosteroid treatment. They developed recurrent symptoms and findings after termination of their pregnancies. We speculate that changes in immunity and humoral constituents during pregnancy account for their remissions. It is important to assess the menstrual history and to avoid pregnancy before initiating steroid treatment for VKH syndrome.

    Mesh
    Adult
    Female
    Fluorescein Angiography
    Fundus Oculi
    Humans
    Pregnancy
    Pregnancy Complications
    Recurrence
    Uveitis
    Uveomeningoencephalitic Syndrome
    Visual Acuity
    Language

    eng

    Pub Type(s)
    Case Reports Journal Article
    PubMed ID

    2316953

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