Problem

Buerger's disease

Other Names:
Thrombo-angitis obliterans
Nature:
This is a disease of blood vessels and results in poor circulation in the lower legs, causing skin problems like burning, tingling and ulcerations.
Incidence:
It usually occurs in young men in their 30's who smoke cigarettes. In recent years, with the increase in women smokers, cases are being reported with young women.
Broader Problems:
Peripheral vascular disease
Related Problems:
Thrombocytopathies
Values:
Disease
Problem Type:
J: Problems Under Consideration
Date of last update
01.02.2001 – 00:00 CET
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