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Pathogenesis and management of Buerger's disease


Liew, Ngoh Chin and Lee, Limi and Nor Hanipah, Zubaidah and Gee, Tikfu and Jabar, Mohd Faisal (2015) Pathogenesis and management of Buerger's disease. International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds, 14 (3). pp. 231-235. ISSN 1534-7346; ESSN: 1552-6941


Buerger’s disease or thromboangiitis obliterans causes pain, ulceration, or gangrene in the lower or upper extremity. It is associated with chronic cigarette smoking and is believed to be an immune mediated vasculitis. The pathogenesis is still unknown but recent postulate of its association with odontal bacteria has generated much renewed interest. Despite its recognition more than a century ago, little progress has been made in its treatment. Until the pathogenesis is elucidated, abstinence from cigarette is the only effective therapy.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/1534734615599654
Publisher: Sage Publications
Keywords: Arteritis; Buerger's disease; Vasculitis
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2016 01:40
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2016 01:40
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/16585
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