Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome associated with renal failure: A case report

Ronen Zalts, Tony Hayek, Ya'acov Baruch, Farid Nakhoul, Benjamin Miller

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Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) syndrome is a rare entity characterized by depigmentation of the skin and eye lashes, chronic granulomatous iridocyclitis and exudative retinal detachment, as well as aseptic meningitis and encephalopathy. We describe a 22-year-old male intravenous drug addict, infected with hepatitis B and C virus, suffering from this syndrome, associated with progressive renal sclerosis, malignant hypertension, heart failure and chronic myeloproliferative disorder. The association with these various diseases is discussed and relevant cases are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-228
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nephrology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Hepatitis B virus
  • Hepatitis C virus
  • Malignant hypertension
  • Renal failure
  • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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