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Headache in late pregnancy: a symptom for Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21046128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Headache in late pregnancy is warning of the presence of severe and/or lethal disorders. Here, we present a case of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease (VKH), in which headache was the preceding and predominant symptom. At 37 weeks of pregnancy, a Japanese 1-para woman with an uneventful pregnancy complained of severe headache and then blurred vision. Although we initially diagnosed this condition as pregnancy-associated retinal detachment, headache and blurred vision persisted after delivery. Eye anterior segment lesions appeared and VKH disease was diagnosed, with systemic steroid administration completely ameliorating both the headache and visual disturbance. Obstetricians must be aware that headache may be the first sign of VKH disease.
Authors:
Shigeki Matsubara; Tomoyuki Kuwata; Yuriko Ohkawara; Shinji Makino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  283     ISSN:  1432-0711     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1423-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jichi Medical University, 3311-1 Shimotsuke, Tochigi, 329-0498, Japan, matsushi@jichi.ac.jp.
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