RECURRENT STROKES SECONDARY TO MOYAMOYA PHENOMENON IN A CHILD WITH DOWN’S SYNDROME

Moyamoya Phenomenon in Down’s Syndrome

  • Nazia Dildar Combined Military Hospital Quetta/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Asma Bangash *Combined Military Hospital Kharian/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Farrukh Nadeem Combined Military Hospital Quetta/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Palwasha Gul Combined Military Hospital Quetta/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Samea Rauf *Combined Military Hospital Lahore/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
Keywords: Moyamoya syndrome, Stroke, Trisomy 21

Abstract

A 6 year-old girl with Down’s syndrome presented to the paedriatic emergency department with sudden onset
weakness of the left half of body. Evaluation leads to the eventual diagnosis of stroke secondary to Moyamoya
syndrome. This is an unusual presentation of stroke and highlights the need to expand the differential diagnosis
to include rare diseases in children with predisposing conditions. This case highlights the relationship between
trisomy 21 and Moyamoya syndrome.

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Published
2017-02-28
How to Cite
Dildar, N., Bangash, A., Nadeem, F., Gul, P., & Rauf, S. (2017). RECURRENT STROKES SECONDARY TO MOYAMOYA PHENOMENON IN A CHILD WITH DOWN’S SYNDROME. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 67(1), 182-85. Retrieved from https://mail.pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/246
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Case Reports