Clinical features of Burger disease in patients referring to Taleghani hospital, 2000-01

Salehian, M.T. and Parsa, H. and Valaei, N. (2003) Clinical features of Burger disease in patients referring to Taleghani hospital, 2000-01. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 7.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Feyz journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 14 May 2017 12:01
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2017 14:22
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2309

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