Buerger’s and fried fingertips: a case of progressive buerger’s disease from secondhand smoke

 
 
 
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    We present a case of a 51-year-old Caucasian male with thromboangiitis obliterans who previously underwent multiple amputations and presented with poor wound healing post-amputation. Despite cessation of tobacco use, patient’s condition and wounds continued to worsen. After extensive and repeated history taking, it was discovered that his wife continued to be a heavy tobacco user and patient consistently had secondhand smoke exposure. This report describes an atypical presentation of progressive thromboangiitis obliterans as a result of secondhand smoke.


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    Buerger’s disease; Inflammatory disease; Ischemia; Secondhand smoke; Thromboangiitis obliterans

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Article ID: 8839
 
DOI: 10.14419/ijm.v6i1.8839




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