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Intravascular lymphoma masquerading as Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome

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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Department of Ophthalmology



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Antibodies, Monoclonal; Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols; Biopsy; Blood Vessels; Cyclophosphamide; Diagnosis, Differential; Doxorubicin; Fluorescein Angiography; Humans; L-Lactate Dehydrogenase; Lymphoma; Male; Middle Aged; Prednisolone; Skin; Treatment Outcome; Uveomeningoencephalitic Syndrome; Vascular Neoplasms; Vincristine; Vision Disorders


Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences


PURPOSE: To describe the clinical course of a case of intravascular lymphoma. DESIGN: Case report.

METHODS: Retrospective chart review.

RESULTS: A 56-year-old man presented with blurry vision associated with fever and decreased hearing. Ocular exam including fluorescein angiography and OCT was consistent with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome and the patient initially improved with corticosteroids. Clinical deterioration led to further systemic workup and revealed intravascular lymphoma. The patient was started on chemotherapy with resolution of visual complaints.

CONCLUSIONS: Intravascular lymphoma can present as a masquerade of VKH syndrome. Diagnosis can be aided with measurement of LDH and skin biopsy.

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Citation: Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2008 May-Jun;16(3):123-6. Link to article on publisher's site

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Ocular immunology and inflammation

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