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What is Buerger's disease?

What is Buerger's disease?

Buerger's disease is a type of vasculitis in which there is inflammation of the arteries and veins ...more »

  • Buerger's disease: Buergers's disease is a recurring inflammation and thrombosis (clotting) of small and medium arteries and veins of the hands and feet.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Buerger's disease as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Buerger's disease: Introduction

Types of Buerger's disease:

Broader types of Buerger's disease:

Who gets Buerger's disease?

Patient Profile for Buerger's disease: Usually heavy smokers aged 20-40

Gender Ratio for Buerger's disease: males: females 75:1

Racial predominance for Buerger's disease: Jewish or Oriental origin

How serious is Buerger's disease?

Complications of Buerger's disease: see complications of Buerger's disease

What causes Buerger's disease?

Causes of Buerger's disease: see causes of Buerger's disease
Cause of Buerger's disease: Tobacco use
Risk factors for Buerger's disease: see risk factors for Buerger's disease

What are the symptoms of Buerger's disease?

Symptoms of Buerger's disease: see symptoms of Buerger's disease

Complications of Buerger's disease: see complications of Buerger's disease

Onset of Buerger's disease: Most patients with Buerger disease are aged 20-45 years.

Can anyone else get Buerger's disease?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Buerger's disease

Buerger's disease: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Buerger's disease.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Buerger's disease.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Buerger's disease: Vascular Surgeon, Internist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Buerger's disease.
Treatments for Buerger's disease: see treatments for Buerger's disease
Research for Buerger's disease: see research for Buerger's disease

Organs Affected by Buerger's disease:

Organs and body systems related to Buerger's disease include:

Name and Aliases of Buerger's disease

Main name of condition: Buerger's disease

Other names or spellings for Buerger's disease:

thromboangitis obliterans, Winiwarter-Manteuffel-Buerger syndrome, Von Winiwarter-Buerger syndrome, Billroth-Von Winiwarter syndrome, endarteritis obliterans, presenile gangrene, thromboangiitis obliterans, occlusive peripheral vascular disease, Qthromboangiitis obliterans, Disease, Buerger's

Endarteritis obliterans, Winiwarter-Buerger disease, Thromboangiitis obliterans Source - Diseases Database

Buerger's disease: Related Conditions

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