J Korean Neurol Assoc.  2020 Aug;38(3):217-220. 10.17340/jkna.2020.3.9.

A Vasculitis, Caused by Neurocysticercosis, Can Mimic Moyamoya Disease

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the most common central nervous system parasite infection, frequently produces seizure, headache, or hydrocephalus as clinical manifestations. Cerebral vasculitis is an infrequent complication of the clinical phenotype of NCC. Moreover, NCC involving basal cerebral arteries, including distal internal carotid artery or middle cerebral artery, has rarely been reported. Therefore, we present a case of NCC with moyamoya-like basal cerebral arterial steno-occlusive disease with an emphasis on the differential diagnosis.

Keyword

Neurocysticercosis; Moyamoya disease; Vasculitis
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