Buerger´s disease or Thromboangiitis obliterans is a segmental inflammatory disease . One hundred years after the original description by Leo Buerger, the aetiology of the disease remains unknown. . Maladie de Buerger. Buerger’s disease or thromboangiitis obliterans is an inflammatory, segmental and révélatrice d’une thromboangéite oblitérante ou maladie de Léo-Buerger. Confusion possible entre maladie de Buerger et maladie de Hansen en milieu tropical La maladie de Buerger ou thromboangéte oblitérante . Leo Buerger.

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An impaired endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation in the peripheral vasculature, even in the non-diseased limbs, has been shown in patients with TAO [ 26 ].

Cherry hemangioma Halo nevus Spider angioma. Recent thromboses have been documented with inflammation of the vessel walls of the small intestine [ 54—56 ], the colon [ 5258 ], or the entire intestine [ 5157beurger ], with no atheromatous lesions. The recent decline in the incidence of Bierger has been more apparent than real and has most likely been related to initial over-diagnosis of the disease based on recognition of its status as a distinct entityfollowed by underdiagnosis based on scepticism concerning its status.

Inflammatory joint disease and severe ischemia of the extremities revealing thromboangiitis obliterans in a female. Buergers buegger or thromboangiitis obliterans is an inflammatory, segmental and occlusive disease that most commonly affects the small and mediumsized arteries and veins of limbs. Collateral circulation gives “tree root” or “spider leg” appearance.

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It usually buerber men below 45 years old and correlates with tobacco, as a predisposing factor. Cardiovascular disease vessels I70—I99— A promising new approach is bueregr the edge with the use of gene transfer to induce therapeutic angiogenesis in TAO. Scar lesions with substance loss of the second and fourth right fingers and first left toe.


The clinical course of TAO is characterized by acute exacerbations separated by phases of remission that may last several years. Correspondence to Dr Vanda Cristina Jorge, moc.

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TAO may begin with joint manifestations such as recurrent episodes of arthritis of large joints, with transient, migratory single-joint episodes accompanied by local signs of inflammation. The role of epidural cord stimulation in the treatment of Buerger’s disease. The role of cannabis was recently reconsidered, resulting in the description of a specific cannabis arteritis [ 24 ].

All possible means should be used to encourage patients to give up the use of tobacco, in all its forms, completely and definitively [ 39 ].

Either no association with an HLA antigen is observed [ 8 ], or conflicting results are obtained, with all series published to date being small and results being related to country of origin [ 9—12 ].

Autoimmunological aspects of thromboangiitis obliterans Buerger’s disease. Risk factor and arteriographic analysis. At this stage, the most relevant differential diagnoses include palindromic rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, spondylarthropathies, crystal-induced arthropathies, lupus, Behcet’s disease, sarcoidosis, Wegener granulomatosis, micropolyangiitis and polyarteritis nodosa. Sympathectomy has been much used but the results obtained are difficult to evaluate and not very convincing.

Local care is the other main component of therapeutic management [ 38 ].

In acute cases, drugs and procedures which cause vasodilation are effective in reducing pain experienced by patient. The angiography abdominal, upper and lower limbs revealed proximal occlusion of the left posterior tibial and interosseal arteries, with distal circulation by the anterior tibial artery.

Currently, there is no specific treatment for TAO. The King’s doctors prescribed complete rest and electric treatment to stimulate circulation, but as they were either unaware of the connection between the disease malxdie smoking the King was a heavy smoker or unable to persuade the King to stop smoking, the disease failed to respond to their treatment.


Flare-ups resolve and ulcers heal only after the patient has stopped smoking [ 21 ]. In the arms, the lesions primarily concern the radial and cubital arteries, together with the palmar arcades and the digital arteries [ 35 ]. Disarticulation of the second left toe was performed along with medical therapy with pentoxifylline and iloprost infusion, calcium antagonist nifedipineantiplatelet drug aspirinstatin atorvastatincorticosteroid prednisolonelow molecular weight heparin later replaced by oral anticoagulation and analgesic therapy morphine, amitriptyline, gabapentin, paracetamol and ibuprofen.

The patient malaadie a known history of smoking 20 bergercontrolled asthma, sinusitis and primary syphilis Coronary involvement is also extremely rare if it exists [ 6061 ].

Rare disease: Buerger’s disease (Thromboangiitis obliterans): a diagnostic challenge

Maladir of the most frequently vascular diseases in northeastern of Turkey: Similarly, strategies of anticoagulation have not proven effective.

The aim is to obtain cleansing of the wound with the creation of sufficient new tissue to enable healing. TAO can neither be evoked nor be diagnosed on the basis of biological examinations.

Other surgical techniques remain to be evaluated: Dorsalis pedis and posterior tibial pulses were not palpable. Taking up smoking again, even years later, may trigger a new flare-up of the disease [ 814 ]. The wrists and knees are the most frequently involved joints.