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Moyamoya disease

Causes of Moyamoya disease:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Moyamoya disease. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Moyamoya disease Treatments

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Moyamoya disease: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Moyamoya disease may include these symptoms:

Article Excerpts about Moyamoya disease

Moyamoya disease is a rare, progressive cerebrovascular disorder characterized by the narrowing or occlusion of major blood vessels leading into the brain, and the formation of abnormal blood vessels called moyamoya vessels. First described in Japan in the 1960ís, the disease has since been found in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Africa. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Moyamoya Disease Information Page: NINDS)

Moyamoya disease is a rare, progressive cerebrovascular disorder characterized by the narrowing... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Moyamoya Disease Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Moyamoya disease:

A chronic cerebral vasculopathy primarily occurring in childhood and characterized by slowly progressive carotid artery narrowing and occlusion at the base of the brain. An extensive network of anastomoses forms between branches of the carotid arteries, resulting in a characteristic angiographic appearance. The condition may be idiopathic (classic moyamoya disease) or occur in association with ANEMIA, SICKLE CELL; DOWN SYNDROME; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; RADIOTHERAPY induced arterial injury; NEUROFIBROMATOSIS; and other diseases. Clinical manifestations include hemiparesis, headache, seizures, and delayed mental development. In older individuals, this disease may present as SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p831; Clin Neurol Neurosurg 1997 Oct;99 Suppl 2:S36-8)
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Moyamoya disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Moyamoya disease, or a subtype of Moyamoya disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)

Detailed list of causes of Moyamoya disease

The list below shows some of the causes of Moyamoya disease mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Moyamoya disease?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Moyamoya disease. Of the 7 causes of Moyamoya disease that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 5 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Moyamoya disease:

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