Moyamoya disease in a primarily white, midwestern US population: increased prevalence of autoimmune disease.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Moyamoya disease is an uncommon, cerebrovascular occlusive disease of unknown pathogenesis. Previously described Moyamoya cohorts include predominantly Asian populations or ethnically diverse North American cohorts. To gain further insight into the pathogenesis of moyamoya, we examined clinical characteristics of a primarily white… CONTINUE READING