Two Types Of Disease And Their Possible Connection With

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Two Types of Disease and Their Possible Connection With One Another As individuals get older, it is common to see some changes in their posture, skin, and hair. Along with the physical changes, people also begin to develop various types of health complications. The bones and muscles begins to deteriorate which leads to loss of strength, flexibility, and they tend to break easily. Many adults also start to have problems with their visions. It usually happens when the person starts to lose their eye’s ability to focus and continue to progress over time. This research is to present few connections between the origin, diagnosis, and the treatments of two rare multi-system disorders called Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease and Rheumatoid arthritis,…show more content…
The man was diagnosed with RA from his first medical examination and he had been receiving medication for several years. After his optical examination, it was discovered that there were signs of bilateral panuveitis with separation of retinal on his both eyes. He was then diagnosed with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease based on the examinations. (Tufan et al.) It is essential for a person to understand the importance of signs and symptoms because minor indicators such as headaches or fever could indicate serious illnesses. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease Etiology Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease is a rare systemic inflammatory and autoimmune disease that is frequently associated with the ocular, auditory, integumentary, and neurologic manifestations (Lavezzo et al., 2016). In a 2016 study, researchers indicated that the origin of this disease has not been identified. However, it is suggested that VKH disease is caused by autoimmune disorder in which T-cells affect tissues that are rich in melanocytes. VKH disease is most commonly encountered in highly pigmented individuals such as the Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans, and it appears to be slightly more predominant in females that males. (p. 2) Diagnostic Criteria In appendix 3, it indicates the diagnostic test that was used on a case for Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease in 2013 (Tufan et al.) Based on a journal by
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