Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

ISSN - 2155-6156


13th European Diabetes and Endocrinology Congress

November 26-27, 2018 | Dublin, Ireland

Eli-Anne Pearl Suarez-Gonzales

Hospital of the Manila Medical Center, Philippines

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Diabetes Metab

Abstract :

Background: Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome is a rare autoimmune disease affecting the pigmented tissues in the eyes, ears, skin and central nervous system. It is usually complicated by ophthalmologic sequelae such as scleral thinning, cataracts and glaucoma. Case Report: This is a case report of a 30-year old female, diagnosed case of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome (VKH), on prolonged oral steroid and azathioprine use, presenting with rare complication of conjunctival abscess, and iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome. Patient presented with headache, eye redness and pain that progressed to formation of white necrotic nodules on the left bulbar conjunctiva. Physical examination revealed hyperemic conjunctivae with necroticcentered nodules on the inferonasal bulbar conjunctiva and superotemporal bulbar conjunctiva of the left eye, bluish sclera with corneal opacity on the right eye, buffalo hump, moon facies, hirsutism, oligomenorrhea, central obesity with striae, vitiligo and poliosis. Assessment was Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada, in flare, Conjunctival Abscess, OS, Iatrogenic Cushing´┐Ż????s Syndrome. Initially managed with topical antibiotics but symptoms progressed. Drainage of the abscess could not be opted due to possible globe rupture and spread of abscess hence, conservative medical management was done. The patient was started on culture-guided systemic antibiotics and since she was in flare, she was also given pulse steroid therapy and Azathioprine. On second day of management, abscess started to resolve and improvements in visual acuity, eye pain and headache were observed. Conclusion: VKH is a rare autoimmune disease that could also present with uncommon complications requiring a multispecialty approach in the management to be able to control disease flares and prevent systemic complications. Keywords: Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome, Conjunctival Abscess, Iatrogenic Cushing's Syndrome.

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