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.