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What are symptoms of Buerger’s disease?

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Usually, the first sign of Buerger’s disease is pain in your hands or feet that spreads to your arms and legs. It can be intense, and you can get it whether you’re active or at rest. You also might notice the pain is worse when you’re cold or under stress. You may also notice changes in your hands and feet. They may:

Your fingers and toes might:

  • Feel cold, numb, or tingly
  • Look pale, red, or blue in color
  • Get painful, open sores
  • Turn pale when you’re cold (Raynaud’s phenomenon)

From: What Is Buerger's Disease? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/09/2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking.”

CDC: “Smoking and Buerger’s Disease.”

Mayo Clinic: “Buerger’s Disease.”

The Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center: “Buerger’s Disease.”

UC Davis Vascular Center: “Buerger’s Disease (Thromboangitis Obliterans).”

National Organization of Rare Disorders: “Buerger’s Disease.”

Vasculitis Foundation: “Buerger’s Disease.”

Penn Medicine: “Buerger’s Disease (Thromboangitis Obliterans).”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking.”

CDC: “Smoking and Buerger’s Disease.”

Mayo Clinic: “Buerger’s Disease.”

The Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center: “Buerger’s Disease.”

UC Davis Vascular Center: “Buerger’s Disease (Thromboangitis Obliterans).”

National Organization of Rare Disorders: “Buerger’s Disease.”

Vasculitis Foundation: “Buerger’s Disease.”

Penn Medicine: “Buerger’s Disease (Thromboangitis Obliterans).”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

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