Multimodal Analysis and Electroretinogram in VKH From Acute Onset - Part I
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Patients with acute onset Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease (VKHD) was prospectively included in this study. They were systematically followed with clinical, posterior segment imaging exams and full-field electroretinogram during a minimum 24-month of follow-up. All patients were treated with 3-day methylprednisolone pulse therapy followed by 1mg/day oral prednisone with a slow tapper during a median of 13 months. Non-steroidal immunosuppressive therapy (IMT) was introduced in cases of refractory disease or in cases of prednisone intolerance. Outcome measured by full-field electroretinogram was analyzed and patient was grouped as electroretinogram stable or electroretinogram worsening. Clinical data was analyzed in these two electroretinogram-based groups.
Consecutive patients with acute onset VKHD were included and followed for a minimum 24-month as Part I of an ongoing prospective long-term study on VKHD. The main purpose was to understand the course of clinical and subclinical choroidal inflammation in patients receiving early and high-dose corticosteroid followed by high-dose oral prednisone and a very slow tapper. All patients were followed with clinical and posterior segment imaging (PSI) exams, i.e. fundus picture, fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography and enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography, at inclusion, 1st month, and thereof every three months. Full-field electroretinogram was performed at inclusion, 1st month, and thereof every six months. Flare was defined as appearance or increase/worsening of inflammatory signs after the initial six-month from disease onset during the predefined treatment protocol. Inflammatory signs were cells in anterior chamber, macular edema; subclinical inflammatory signs were mainly those observed by PSI exams. Scotopic full-field electroretinogram results between 12 and 24 month were the main outcome. Clinical data was analyzed in the full-field electroretinogram-based groups.
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clinical diagnosis of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease