Yusuf Karancı, Cihan Bedel

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey

Keywords: Buerger’s disease, peripheral vascular diseases, thromboangiitis obliterans


Thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) or Buerger's disease, is a progressive disease with segmental involvement in the small and medium-sized arteries and veins in the lower and upper extremities. It usually affects men less than 40 years old and is associated with tobacco as a predisposing factor. Exclusion of systemic diseases is one of the important diagnostic criteria. Early diagnosis and treatment is important because a majority patients require amputation. In this article, we report a case of a 30-year-old male diagnosed with TAO presented as pain and discoloration in his foot. This case aims to remind emergency physicians of TAO diagnosis in patients who present with pain and discoloration in the foot.

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