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Almost simultaneous onset of Vogt–Koyanagi–Harada syndrome in co-workers, friends, and neighbors

  • Yoriko HayasakaEmail author
  • Seiji Hayasaka
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Abstract

Purpose

To report almost simultaneous onset of Vogt–Koyanagi–Harada (VKH) syndrome in co-workers, friends, and neighbors.

Methods

The onset of VKH syndrome in six patients was examined.

Results

Patient 1 and Patient 2 worked in the same room of an office and developed VKH syndrome 3 weeks apart from each other. Patient 3 and patient 4 were friends, lived in the same city, and developed VKH syndrome 1 month apart. Patient 5 and patient 6 lived in the same suburb and developed the syndrome 1 month apart.

Conclusion

Almost simultaneous onset of VKH syndrome in co-workers, friends, and neighbors may suggest an exogenous factor such as viral infection in the pathogenesis.

Keywords

Human Leukocyte Antigen Uveitis Retinal Detachment Barr Virus Blood Relative 
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© Springer-Verlag 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyToyama Medical and Pharmaceutical UniversityToyama Japan

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