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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is buerger's disease (thromboangiitis obliterans)?

This is an inflammatory disease that affects the arms and legs due to blood clots in the small- and medium-sized arteries and veins. It is strongly associated with smoking and tobacco use. Soft tissue is destroyed, and if the disease progresses. It is most common among young male smokers, although this may be due to higher numbers of men who smoke.

Symptoms of buerger's disease (thromboangiitis obliterans)

  • Hands and feet turned pale and blue

  • Hands and feet are cold

  • Sores or ulcers of the skin

Questions your doctor may ask to check for buerger's disease (thromboangiitis obliterans)

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose buerger's disease (thromboangiitis obliterans)

  • Do you have purple blue colored skin?

  • Do you have cold hands and feet?

  • Do you have skin ulcers (sores)?

Treatment for buerger's disease (thromboangiitis obliterans)

The only way to prevent the condition from worsening is to stop smoking. For severe cases, amputation of the affected limb or digit may be necessary to prevent infection from spreading to the rest of the body.

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