PAKISTAN ARMED FORCES
MEDICAL JOURNAL (Category Y)

A Journal of Army Medical & Dental Corps

Being published since 1956

ISSN (online) 2411-8842
ISSN (print) 0030-9648

VOL 67, No. 1, FEBRURAY 2017

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

Nazia Dildar, Asma Bangash*, Farrukh Nadeem, Palwasha Gul, Samea Rauf**

Abstract

Kharian/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan,**Combined Military Hospital Lahore/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan 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.

Keywords : Moyamoya syndrome, Stroke, Trisomy 21.



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