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Feyz 2003, 7(2): 50-54 Back to browse issues page
Clinical features of Burger disease in patients referring to Taleghani hospital, 2000-01
Mohamamd Taghi Salehian *, Hossein Parsa, Naser Valaie
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Background: Burger disease is a relative common problem. The present study was conducted to determine the clinical features of Burger disease in patients referring to Taleghani hospital between 2000 and 2001.

Materials and Methods: It was a descriptive study. Diagnosis was made according to the clinical manifestations and angiographic studies. Finally, clinical features, and other demographic characteristics were recorded and analyzed using descriptive statistics.

Results: There was 42 patients with Burger disease, all of whom were male with the mean (±SD) age of 35.9±2 years. All of the subjects were smokers. 71% were addicted and 54.8% have been smoking for 10-20 years. 77.3% had low educational level and 69% were belonged to low-health status class. Pain on rest (81%), ischemic ulcer, claudication, gangrene, migrating thrombophlebitis, and upper limb pain were the most common symptoms.

Conclusion: Our study revealed different clinical profile as compared to western societies. Low socioeconomic status is associated with greater risk of Burger disease. Further studies are highly suggested.

Keywords: Burger, Obliterans thrombophlebitis
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2008/11/5
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Salehian M T, Parsa H, Valaie N. Clinical features of Burger disease in patients referring to Taleghani hospital, 2000-01. Feyz. 2003; 7 (2) :50-54
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