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Indian Journal of Surgical Nursing

Volume  8, Issue 2, May-August 2019, Pages 55-56


Case Report

Thromboangiitis Obliterans or Buerger’s Disease : It’s A Life Thretening Disease
Pravin Gopal Pande
Assistant Professor, Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Nursing Institute, Amravati, Maharashtra 444603, India.
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Buerger’s disease is a Nonatherosclerotic, segmental, recurrent inflammatory vasoocculusive disorder of the small & medium sized arteries, veins & nerves of the upper & lower extremities. Smoking or tobacco plays a central role in the initiation & progression of the disease. Initial symptom is pain typically begins in the extremities but may radiate to other part of the body. There is no laboratory or diagnosis test specific to Buerger disease. It is diagnosed on the basis on age of onset, history of tobacco use & clinical symptoms. There is a complete cessation of tobacco use in any form including second hand smoke also is only the prevention of Buerger’s disease.

Keywords: Thromboangiitis Obliterans Buerger’s Disease; Peripheral arterial disease

Corresponding Author : Gopal Pande