Buerger's disease

[ bur-gerz ]
/ ˈbɜr gərz /

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.

Origin of Buerger's disease

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

Words nearby Buerger's disease

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Medical definitions for Buerger's disease

Buerger's disease
[ bûrgərz, bur- ]


thromboangiitis obliterans
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