Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome in two patients with immunoglobulin A nephropathy

Toshihiko Matsuo, Ikuya Masuda, Kosuke Ota, Ichiro Yamador, Reiko Sunami, Soichiro Nose

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We describe herein 2 patients who developed Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome in the course of renal biopsy-proven immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy. A 61-year-old man with an 11-year history of IgA nephropathy and a 16-year history of thyroiditis, and a 56-year-old man with a 5-year history of IgA nephropathy developed Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome. At the time of the eye disease presentation, IgA nephropathy was stable without corticosteroids in both patients. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syn-drome was successfully treated with intravenous administration of prednisolone tapered from 200 mg daily. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome is associated with IgA nephropathy, suggesting a similar autoimmune mechanism for both diseases. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-309
Number of pages5
JournalActa medica Okayama
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2007


  • Immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy
  • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome (disease)

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Matsuo, T., Masuda, I., Ota, K., Yamador, I., Sunami, R., & Nose, S. (2007). Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome in two patients with immunoglobulin A nephropathy. Acta medica Okayama, 61(5), 305-309.