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Incomplete Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada in a 14-year-Old African American female with bilateral disc edema

Authors
  • Ataei, Yasaman
  • Samara, Wasim A.
  • Felton, Warren L.
  • Brar, Vikram S.
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 02, 2021
Volume
22
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2021.101114
PMID: 34013096
PMCID: PMC8113827
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Case Report
License
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Abstract

Purpose To report an unusual case of incomplete Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) in a 14-Year-Old African American female. Observations Here we present a 14-Year-Old African American Female with incomplete VKH who presented to the emergency department with a one-month history of malaise, fever, bilateral decreased vision and temporal headaches. At the time of presentation, she was found to have bilateral anterior uveitis and disc edema. The brain and orbit MRI were unremarkable, CSF analysis showed lymphocytic pleocytosis with negative cultures and gram stain. An extensive lab workup was unrevealing. Conclusion This is an unusual case of incomplete VKH in a young African American female presenting with anterior uveitis and disc edema without serous retinal detachments. Initiation of high dose oral prednisone promptly after diagnosis resulted in rapid improvement of symptoms and improvement in visual acuity with the resolution of the disc edema. This case highlights the importance of considering VKH in the differential diagnosis of disc edema associated with uveitis, even in the absence of serous retinal detachment.

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