Uveitis and dermal depigmentation (Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada-1 ike syndrome) in Akita dogs. I. Clinical aspects

Authors

  • Paulo Sergio de Moraes Barros Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP
  • Angélica Mendonça Vaz Safatle Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP
  • Telma Aparecida Malerba Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP
  • Kenji Yrio Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP
  • José Alvarenga Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP
  • Maria Helena Matiko Akao Larsson Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.1991.51927

Keywords:

Uveitis (depigmentation), Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome, Dogs

Abstract

The Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome have been studied in human beings. A similar syndrome was firstreported in Japan in Akita dogs. Several reports havea ppeared in veterinary literature in Canada, in the United States and in United Kingdom affecting different breeds. We described the clinical aspects of the Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada-Like syndrome in twenty-one Akita dogs. The ocular findings include bilateral anterior or posterior uveitis or a severe panuveitis, cutaneous depigmentation around eyelids, lips, nasal planum, and scrotum which can present ulceration and crusting. The cause of the disease remains unknown and the administration of high doses of corticosteroids is the treatment of choice. This is the first communication of the syndrome in Brazil.

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Published

1991-06-01

How to Cite

Barros, P. S. de M., Safatle, A. M. V., Malerba, T. A., Yrio, K., Alvarenga, J., & Larsson, M. H. M. A. (1991). Uveitis and dermal depigmentation (Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada-1 ike syndrome) in Akita dogs. I. Clinical aspects. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 28(1), 75-79. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.1991.51927

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ANIMAL PATHOLOGY

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