Patients with Buerger disease experience claudication, often intense pain, and/or paresthesias in the hands and feet as well as rest pain. The disease can quickly progress to include skin ulcers and gangrene of the digits. Amputation may be needed. Superficial thrombophlebitis is also seen in Buerger disease. Joint involvement with recurrent arthritic symptoms of the large joints can precede the occlusive phase and make early diagnosis difficult. Intestinal involvement with abdominal pain, diarrhea, and even frank melena may rarely occur. There have been rare case reports of scrotal and penile involvement.
I73.1 – Thromboangiitis obliterans [Buerger's disease]
52403007 – Thromboangiitis obliterans
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