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A Journal on Pediatrics, Neonatology, Adolescent Medicine,
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Minerva Pediatrica 2006 February;58(1):63-8
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
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.