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Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome

Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome: Introduction

Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome: A rare condition characterized by poliosis and hair, skin, eye and ear abnormalities as well as retinal detachment and neurological involvement. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome is available below.

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Definitions of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome:

A syndrome characterized by bilateral granulomatous UVEITIS with IRITIS and secondary GLAUCOMA, premature ALOPECIA, symmetrical VITILIGO, poliosis circumscripta (a strand of depigmented hair), HEARING DISORDERS, and meningeal signs (neck stiffness and headache). Examination of the cerebrospinal fluid reveals a pattern consistent with MENINGITIS, ASEPTIC. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p748; Surv Ophthalmol 1995 Jan;39(4):265-292) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome, or a subtype of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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