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What is Buerger's disease?

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Buerger's disease most commonly affects the small- and medium-sized arteries and veins.

The arteries of the arms and legs become narrowed or blocked, slowing blood supply o the fingers, hands, toes and feet. You feel pain in your arms, hands and, more frequently, the legs and feet, even when at rest.

With severe blockages, the tissue may die (gangrene), which requires amputation of the fingers and toes.

From: Vascular Diseases and Pain WebMD Medical Reference

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American Heart Association. 

Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 30, 2017

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American Heart Association. 

Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 30, 2017

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