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Buerger's disease

[bur-gerz] /ˈbɜr gərz/
noun, Pathology
1.
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
named after Leo Buerger (1879-1943), U.S. physician, who described it in 1908
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Buerger's disease Buer·ger's disease (bûr'gərz, bur'-)
n.
See thromboangiitis obliterans.

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