Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome: Association with alopecia areata

Waqar M. Haque, Mohsin R. Mir, Sylvia Hsu

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Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) syndrome is an inflammatory condition characterized by bilateral uveitis, vitiligo, poliosis, alopecia, and dysacousia. The syndrome results from a T cell mediated autoimmune attack on melanocytes in genetically susceptible individuals. We present a case of VKH syndrome and propose that the alopecia and poliosis described in the original reports by ophthalmologists could instead be alopecia areata with re-growth of white hair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number10
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2009

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  • Dermatology


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