:: Volume 6, Issue 2 (Quarterly 2002) ::
Feyz 2002, 6(2): 75-79 Back to browse issues page
Clinical manifestations of Burger's disease and its related factors in Taleghani Hospital, Tehran, 2000-01
Mohammad Taghi Salehian *, Hossein Parsa, Naser Valaie
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Background: Burger's disease has various presentations. During the present study we have determined the clinical manifestations of Burger's disease in a group of patients referring to Taleghani hospital in 2000-01.

Materials and Methods: It was a descriptive study. Diagnosis was confirmed in accordance with clinical manifestations and angiography. Patients’ clinical signs and symptoms as well as other demographic data were recorded.

Results: 42 patients with definite diagnosis of Burger's disease and the mean age of 35.9±2 years were included. All were male and smoker. 71% had addiction and 54.8% had previous history of smoking for more than 10-20 years. Poor health status was reported in 69%. Clinical manifestations were: Resting pain (81%), ischemic ulcer, intermittent claudication, thrombophlebitis and upper limb’s pain.

Conclusion: Our patients’ clinical signs and symptoms have differed with reports of western societies. Poor socioeconomic and health status are the major risk factors. Further studies are highly recommended.

Keywords: Burgers disease, Clinical manifestations
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2008/11/9

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