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1/4. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease presenting meningoencephalitis. Report of a case with magnetic resonance imaging.

    A 40-year-old Japanese woman, formerly diagnosed as having Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease (VKH), developed a consciousness disturbance. There were nuchal rigidity and mild right facial weakness. Ophthalmological findings were compatible with VKH. Lumbar puncture revealed moderate pleocytosis. MRI showed multiple focal lesions. This case verifies parenchymatous involvement of CNS in VKH.
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2/4. Atypical Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease or new uveomeningitic syndrome?

    PURPOSE: To report on a patient affected by bilateral intermediate uveitis (IU) as the initial sign of an uveomeningitic syndrome. methods: Thorough history, physical examination and ancillary laboratory and radiological testing were performed in this observational case study. RESULTS: A 23-year-old Caucasian man developed bilateral IU, primarily diagnosed as "idiopathic" since a detailed etiologic work-up was not indicative of underlying disease. Seven months later, he presented with poliosis and vitiligo. Lumbar puncture revealed cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis. Optical coherence tomography showed bilateral subclinical macular edema (ME). The visual acuity was still 20/20 in both eyes. Clinical, laboratory and radiological results did not fit into any known syndrome. CONCLUSIONS: According to all the tests performed, the disease in our patient is a uveomeningitic disease with IU and ME which could be interpreted as an atypical form of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease or a new uveomeningitic syndrome because there is no evidence for any other known disease.
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3/4. magnetic resonance imaging of choroidal inflammation in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease.

    Acute binocular visual loss, photophobia, headache, and pulsatile tinnitus developed in a 51-year-old woman. Ophthalmologic examination showed bilateral optic disc edema with peripapillary nerve fiber layer hemorrhages. Lumbar puncture disclosed a monocytic pleocytosis. A diagnosis of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease was made. magnetic resonance imaging showed striking enhancement and thickening of the posterior ocular wall. A macular star figure appeared several days after prednisone treatment was begun. Laboratory evaluation was entirely negative. Within weeks, the clinical manifestations had resolved except for retinal striae. This is the third report of the magnetic resonance imaging visualization of choroidal inflammation in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease and shows the imaging abnormalities in finer detail than earlier reports.
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4/4. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome. A case report.

    A 32-year-old Norwegian woman was admitted to the University department of ophthalmology with marked subretinal oedema in both eyes and slight flare in the anterior chambers. Vision was reduced to counting fingers at 1 m o.d. and 6/24 o.s. Lumbal puncture revealed pleocytosis, and antimyelin antibodies were found in the serum confirming and strengthening the clinical diagnosis of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome. The patient had a history of colitis ulcerosa 7 years prior to onset of ocular disease. The concurrence of these two diseases has not been reported previously. Treatment with corticosteroids was successful.
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