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Can J Neurol Sci. 1991 May;18(2):140-2.

Graves' thyrotoxicosis and Moyamoya disease.

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Third Department of Internal Medicine, Showa University School of Medicine, Ito Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.


Cerebrovascular accidents due to Moyamoya disease, a disorder characterized by arterial stenosis at the base of the brain accompanied by typical net-like collateral vessels, occurred in two young Japanese women with Graves' disease when they were in thyrotoxicosis. In one patient, a second attack of cerebral infarction occurred with the recurrence of thyrotoxicosis. Association of Moyamoya disease and Graves' thyrotoxicosis is rare and the pathegenetic relationship is discussed.

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