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Azathioprine During the First Trimester of Pregnancy in a Patient with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease: A Multimodal Imaging Follow-Up Study

Mariana Ingolotti, Bernardo A. Schlaen, Enrique Alfonso Roig Melo-Granados, Humberto Ruiz GarcĂ­a, Jorge Arturo Aguilera Partida

(Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital Civil Fray Antonio Alcalde, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico)

Am J Case Rep 2019; 20:300-305

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.914281

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to describe the case of a 27-year-old woman who developed Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease in the 13th week of pregnancy, who was treated with high-dose oral corticosteroids and azathioprine due to its persistent course.
CASE REPORT: A 27-year-old East Indian woman in her 13th week of pregnancy presented with bilateral decreased visual acuity and metamorphopsia due to bilateral serous retinal detachments and was diagnosed with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease. Multimodal imaging, including blue light fundus autofluorescence (FAF), structural spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), en-face OCT, and OCT angiography (OCT-A), was performed at presentation and follow-up, being particularly helpful for identifying recurrences. Her treatment consisted of high-dose corticosteroid therapy, and azathioprine had to be added as an adjuvant due to the aggressive behavior of the disease. She gave birth to a healthy baby at 31 weeks of gestation and remained with 20/20 vision at 8 weeks postpartum.
CONCLUSIONS: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on the use of azathioprine in VKH disease during pregnancy with a successful outcome. Multimodal imaging avoiding the use of fundus fluorescein angiography is key in the diagnosis and follow-up of VKH disease in pregnant women.

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