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Fingerprint sign in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease: a case series

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Brito Goncalves Missaka, Ruy Felippe [1, 2] ; Goldbaum, Mauro [1] ; Machado, Cleide Guimaraes [1] ; Cunningham Jr, Emmett T. ; Silveira Souto, Fernanda Maria [1, 2] ; Lavezzo, Marcelo Mendes [1, 2] ; Campos da Nobrega, Priscilla Figueiredo [1, 2] ; Sakata, Viviane Mayumi [3, 2] ; Oyamada, Maria Kiyoko [1, 2] ; Hirata, Carlos Eduardo [1, 2] ; Yamamoto, Joyce Hisae [1, 2]
Total Authors: 11
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med FMUSP, LIM 33, Dept Ophthalmol, BR-01246000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Brazilian Vogt Koyanagi Harada Dis Study Grp, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Parana, Dept Ophthalmol, Curitiba, Parana - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 0

Background The tomographic finding, which has been called the ``fingerprint sign{''} in en face reconstructions, seems to be the result of a variety of processes that cause distension of the outer plexiform layer (OPL) and the Henle fiber layer (HFL). The aim of this paper is to describe the appearance of concentric rings at the OPL/HFL interface visualized using en face reconstructions of cross-sectional optical coherence tomography images of patients with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease. Methods Retrospective analysis of images of six eyes of three patients obtained by cross-sectional OCT imaging and en face reconstruction at the level of the OPL/HFL interface. Results All eyes presented with a dentate or saw-tooth pattern of the OPL/HFL interface on cross-sectional OCT with corresponding concentric rings on en face OCT reconstruction, consistent with the recently published ``fingerprint sign{''}. Initial OPL/HFL interface changes were observed between the first and fourth months after treatment and resolution of VKHD associated serous retinal detachments. These OPL/HFL interface changes have persisted for many years following the resolution of the active inflammation. Conclusions Changes in the OPL/HFL interface can be identified following successful treatment of VKHD. These included both a dentate or saw-tooth pattern on cross-sectional imaging and concentric rings or the ``fingerprint sign{''} on en face reconstructions. These changes persisted for many years despite disease quiescence. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/50936-7 - Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease: parameters for effective treatment in the acute phase and in long-standing disease
Grantee:Joyce Hisae Yamamoto Takiuti
Support type: Regular Research Grants