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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is moyamoya disease?

Moyamoya disease is a progressive disease affecting the arteries in the brain. The condition causes narrowing of these blood vessels, which leads to blockages that can eventually cause a stroke and seizures. Females and people of Asian descent have a higher risk of moyamoya disease.

Symptoms of moyamoya disease

  • One side of the body (face, arms and legs) twitched or moved uncontrollably for a while

  • Sudden weakness on one side of the body that recovered

  • Transient restlessness (behavioral abnormalities)

  • Suddenly unable to walk normally for a short time

  • Transient unilateral sensory disturbance

  • Field of vision suddenly became narrower or has blind spots

  • Headache

Questions your doctor may ask to check for moyamoya disease

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose moyamoya disease

  • Did one side of your body (face, arms and legs) twitch or move uncontrollably for a while?

  • Did you have sudden weakness on one side of the body that recovered?

  • Were you suddenly unable to walk normally for a short time?

  • Do you feel that your field of vision suddenly became narrower or has blind spots?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

Treatment for moyamoya disease

Moyamoya disease is treated with surgery to correct the narrowed arteries in the brain. Medications may be recommend to manage some of the symptoms.

View the symptoms of Moyamoya disease

  • Headache

References

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