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Criteria for Thromboangiitis Obliterans (TAO, Buerger's Disease)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for the diagnosis of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO, or Buerger's disease) using the criteria of Shionoya.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

laboratory tests, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

I73.1

Description:

Shionoya proposed criteria for the diagnosis of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO), also termed Buerger's Disease. This is a nonatherosclerotic, inflammatory segmental vasocclusive disease. It primarily affects the small and medium sized arteries in the upper and lower extremities.

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