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Buerger's disease

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noun Buer·ger's disease \ˈbər-gərz-, ˈbu̇r-\

Medical Definition of Buerger's disease

  1. :  thromboangiitis of the small arteries and veins of the extremities and especially the feet resulting in occlusion, ischemia, and gangrene—called also thromboangiitis obliterans



Biographical Note for buerger's disease

Buerger

,

Leo

(1879–1943), American pathologist. In 1908 Buerger published an article on thromboangiitis obliterans. He presented the first clear description of this disease and distinguished it from endarteritis obliterans.


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