Other Names for this Disease
- Moyamoya disease 1
- Moyamoya disease 2
- Moyamoya disease 3
- Moyamoya disease, primary
- Moyamoya disease, secondary
Moyamoya syndrome is a related term that refers to cases of moyamoya disease that occurs in association with other conditions or risk factors (e.g., neurofibromatosis, tuberculosis meningitis, sickle cell disease, leptospirosis, brain tumors, Sturge-Weber syndrome, tuberous sclerosis).
- NINDS Moyamoya Disease Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). March 2011; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/moyamoya/moyamoya.htm. Accessed 9/19/2011.
- Smith ER & Scott RM. Moyamoya: epidemiology, presentation, and diagnosis. Neurosurg Clin N Am. July 2010; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20561502. Accessed 9/19/2011.
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- The Children's Hospital Boston Web site provides information on pediatric moyamoya disease. Click on Children's Hospital Boston to view this resource.
- The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) collects and disseminates research information related to neurological disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
- Stanford Moyamoya Center has a page for frequently asked questions and answers for patients and families.
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- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Moyamoya disease. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
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