- an inflammatory and obliterative disease of the blood vessels of the legs and feet causing numbness and tingling, often leading to phlebitis and gangrene: most common in cigarette smokers.
Origin of Buerger's disease
named after Leo Buerger (1879–1943), U.S. physician, who described it in 1908
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