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VKH (UDS) Research Study

In cooperation with the Akita Club of America, research has been done on VKH/Vogt-Koyanagi-Haradi Syndrome (UDS/Uveodermatological Syndrome) at UC Davis.  Samoyeds were asked to participate in this study.   

Results suggested a role for certain DLA class II gene alleles in the pathogenesis of VKH.

 

Angles JM, Famula TR, Pedersen NC.  2005.  Uveodermatologic (VKH-like) syndrome in American Akita dogs is associated with an increased frequency of DQA1*00201. 

Tissues Antigens 66: 656-665.

 

 

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