Other Names for this Disease
- Buerger's disease
- Inflammatory occlusive peripheral vascular disease
- Occlusive peripheral vascular disease
- Thromboangiitis obliterans
- Secondary glomerular disease
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 The arteries and veins become inflamed which can lead to narrowed and blocked vessels. This reduces blood flow resulting in pain and eventually damage to affected tissues. Buerger disease nearly always occurs in association with cigarette or other tobacco use. Quitting all forms of tobacco is an essential part of treatment.Buerger disease is a disease of the arteries and veins in the arms and legs.
Last updated: 6/16/2015
- Thromboangiitis obliterans. MedlinePlus. October 27, 2008; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000172.htm. Accessed 11/19/2009.
- Buerger's disease. MayoClinic. February 1, 2013; http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/buergers-disease/basics/definition/con-20029501?METHOD=print. Accessed 6/16/2015.
- The Vasculitis Foundation has an information page on Buerger disease. Click on the link above to view this information page.
- MayoClinic.com has an information page on Buerger disease.
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- The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library provides information on this condition for patients and caregivers.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
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- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Buerger disease. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
- Torpy JM, Lynm C, Glass RM. Vasculitis. The Journal of the American Medical Association. 2007; 289(6):706.