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.
Problem Type: J: Problems Under Consideration
Date of last update 01.02.2001 – 00:00 CET