B. G. MCLAUGHLIN; R. F. BRADLEY
Sudden occlusion of a major artery in the upper extremity has recently been observed in a diabetic patient. Peripheral vascular disease, usually manifested by thrombosis of or, rarely, by embolism to a major vessel, is frequently seen in this clinic. However, the overwhelming majority of such lesions have involved the lower extremities. Occlusion of a major vessel supplying an upper extremity has been extremely rare, although before the use of sulfonamides or antibiotics1 gangrene requiring amputation occurred in five cases secondary to severe infection. Gangrene has occurred in such other unusual sites as neck, skin, nose, tongue, lungs, vulva and
MCLAUGHLIN BG, BRADLEY RF. SUDDEN MAJOR ARTERIAL OCCLUSION IN THE UPPER EXTREMITY OF A DIABETIC: CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;43:1330–1334. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-6-1330
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(6):1330-1334.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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