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Minerva Pediatrica 2006 February;58(1):63-8

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language: Italian

Multiple arterial ischemic strokes in a child with moyamoya disease and Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection

Greco F., Castellano Chiodo D., Sorge A., Perrini S., Sorge G.

Dipartimento di Pediatria Università degli Studi di Catania, Catania


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Moyamoya disease is a rare disorder characterised by a progressive occlusion or stenosis of the distal portions of bilateral internal carotid arteries with the development of a network of collateral vessels. Pediatric patients show transient ischemic attacks or strokes; diagnosis is made on the basis of clinical and radiographic findings. The case of a 2-year-old female, which after a Mycoplasma Pneumoniae infection presented multiple cerebral strokes is reported. A diagnosis of moyamoya disease was made on the basis of neuroradiological findings; neurological complications due to Mycoplasma infection are reported and the relationship between disease and infection are discussed.

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