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Buerger's disease: a 10-year experience in Tehran, Iran.
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PMID:  18172574     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The clinical spectrum of Buerger's disease (TAO; thromboangiitis obliterans) seems to be changing. Considering the lack of any formal studies on the epidemiology of this disease in Iran, we evaluated the data of 198 confirmed cases of TAO during the period 1996-2006. Diagnosis was based on Papa's scoring system. All patients were male and aged at the time of diagnosis 40.5 +/- 10.1 years. All patients were smokers for a duration of 22.2 +/- 11.6 years. There was a strong seasonal variation for admission with winter admissions being significantly the most common (P < 0.001). Patients, 181 (91.4%), had only lower limb involvement, 4 (2.0%) had solely upper limb disease, and 13 (6.6%) suffered from both. Sympathectomy, amputation, and bypass graft surgery were performed in 97 (49.0%; lumbar: 92, thoracic: 5), 71 (35.9%), and 28 (14.1%) patients, respectively. The present report is the second one to show seasonal variation in TAO.
Hassan Tavakoli; Jalal Rezaii; Khalil Esfandiari; Javad Salimi; Armin Rashidi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-01-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0770-3198     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-07     Completed Date:  2008-04-15     Revised Date:  2008-06-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  369-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Amir-Alam Hospital, Medical Sciences/University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Cohort Studies
Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data
Hospitals, University / statistics & numerical data
Iran / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Sex Factors
Thromboangiitis Obliterans / complications,  epidemiology*
Comment In:
Clin Rheumatol. 2008 Apr;27(4):547   [PMID:  18246380 ]

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