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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 97-100

Presumed Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease in Nepalese population: A rare entity


Department of Ophthalmology, B. P. Koirala Lions Centre for Ophthalmic Studies, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu

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Ranju Kharel (Sitaula)
Department of Ophthalmology, B. P. Koirala Lions Centre for Ophthalmic Studies, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu

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DOI: 10.4103/2320-3897.183722

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Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease is a granulomatous inflammatory disorder affecting the eyes, auditory system, meninges, and skin. It typically affects those of more pigmented groups, such as Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, Middle Easterners, and Asian Indians and is rare among Nepalese population. Hereby, we report a series of eight VKH cases with bilateral ocular involvement, of which six were females. The mean age of the patients was 38.13 ± 11.53 years. The acute uveitic stage was the commonest stage of presentation (4/8). Posterior segment involvement was in the form of disc edema (9/16), serous retinal detachment (5/16), and multifocal choroiditis (5/16). The extraocular manifestations were present in seven cases; neurological manifestations being the commonest.


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