Moyamoya disease

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What is moyamoya disease?

Moyamoya disease is a rare, progressive cerebrovascular disorder caused by blocked arteries in an area of the brain called the basal ganglia. The name “moyamoya” means “puff of smoke” in Japanese and describes the look of the tangle of tiny vessels formed to compensate for the blockage.

Common symptoms reported by people with moyamoya disease

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Treatments taken by people with moyamoya disease

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Who has moyamoya disease on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 25 say moyamoya disease is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 4
30s 3
40s 10
50s 10
60s 3
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 6
Female 24

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 17
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from moyamoya disease patients who have completed their condition history
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