Frosted branch angiitis associated with Harada disease-like manifestations recurs 10 years later

Toshihiko Matsuo, Naoko Kanata, Masako Itami

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Purpose: To describe a case with frosted branch angiitis occurring in association with manifestations of Harada disease. Case: A 41-year-old man developed marked iridocyclitis, frosted branch angiitis and retinal white dots, together with serous detachment of the sensory retina in the posterior pole of both eyes. Observations: Fluorescein angiography demonstrated multiple retinal pigment epithelial leakage points in the early phase followed by late dye pooling in the serous detachment, consistent with the manifestations of Harada disease. The patient experienced recurrence of the same combination of manifestations 10 years later. On both occasions, he showed mononuclear cell increase and protein elevation in the cerebrospinal fluid on spinal tap. Conclusion: Fluorescein angiography and spinal tap supported the diagnosis of Harada disease in the patient. The present patient could be diagnosed as having either Harada disease with frosted branch-like response or frosted branch angiitis with serous retinal detachment as occurs in Harada disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-684
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2002


  • Frosted branch angiitis
  • Harada disease
  • Recurrence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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