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Eye disease in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis

Abstract

We report the case of a 40-year-old women with diffuse uveitis, sensorineural hearing loss and cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis as features of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome who developed symmetric polyarthritis and stiffness of small and large joints, in addition to rheumatoid arthritis. Although their target tissues are distinct, both diseases have a possible autoimmune origin strongly associated with HLA-DRB4.

  • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • autoimmune disease
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