Moyamoya vasculopathy in a child after hemolytic uremic syndrome: a possible etiopathogenesis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Moyamoya disease is a cerebral vasculopathy of unknown etiology frequently seen in the Asian population. We report a case of moyamoya vasculopathy in an African-American child who had renal failure followed by cerebral ischemia. Our patient presented with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and renal failure, and later developed seizures. We believe that in this patient HUS led to the pathogenesis of moyamoya disease. We suggest that patients with HUS who develop any neurological symptoms should be investigated for moyamoya vasculopathy for early diagnosis and treatment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Singla, M; John, E; Hidalgo, G; Grewal, D; Macmillan, C

Published Date

  • April 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 128 - 130

PubMed ID

  • 18671191

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0174-304X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1055/s-2008-1081458


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany