Published: 2022-01-24

Moyamoya disease in a case of tuberculous meningoencephalitis

Rajaram M. Weling


Moyamoya disease is an uncommon vascular disease, which causes obstruction and stenosis of arteries of the circle of Willis. This dis ease is seen across the world, but is more common in east Asia. It may cause hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke, or transient ischemic attack.  Fever, vomiting and convulsions, are usually suggestive of infective etiology involving brain and meninges. This case report is about a child with meningoencephalitis. Tuberculous meningoencephalitis is the commonest cause, in India, followed by viral type. In our patient we found out that there was an additional finding in form of moyamoya arteritis, which is a rare finding in children.


Moyamoya disease, Meningoebcephalitis, Arteritis

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