Inflammation and thrombosis in small and medium-sized blood vessels, typically in the legs and leading to gangrene. It has been associated with smoking.
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- Never very healthy, she suffered for many years from diabetes and Buerger's disease, which affects the circulation and can lead to gangrene.
- Skin diseases like psoriasis, eczemas, neurodermatitis, and Buerger's disease are also cured with the help of Pomorie's waters.
- Thromboangiitis obliterans, also known as Buerger's disease, is a nonatherosclerotic inflammatory disease of the small-sized and medium-sized arteries and veins of the arms and legs.
early 20th century: named after Leo Buerger (1879–1943), American surgeon.
Definition of Buerger's disease in:
- The US English dictionary