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Buerger's disease

[ bur-gerz ]
/ ˈbɜr gərz /
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noun Pathology.
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.
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Origin of Buerger's disease

Named after Leo Buerger (1879–1943), U.S. physician, who described it in 1908

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Medical definitions for Buerger's disease

Buerger's disease
[ bûrgərz, bur- ]

n.
thromboangiitis obliterans
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