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Thromboangiitis Obliterans Incidence

Facts about Buerger's disease:

  • Males are affected more often than females in a ratio of approximately 75 to 1.
  • About 7 or 8 out of 100,000 people have Buerger's disease.
  • For unknown reasons, this disease is more common in Asia.

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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Thromboangiitis Obliterans References
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