ISIDOR MUFSON, M.D.
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The symptom "intermittent limping" has become so associated with intermittent claudication that clinically, to many, the terms have become almost synonymous. The term "intermittent limping" describes a sequence of events in which the patient finds repeatedly that, after walking a few blocks, he must come to a complete halt because of a cramp-like pain or sense of exhaustion in one or both legs. The first physician consulted usually refers the patient complaining chiefly of this symptom to a colleague particularly interested in peripheral vascular diseases. However, the complaint is frequently due to non-vascular causes.
An analysis of all such cases
MUFSON I. INTERMITTENT LIMPING-INTERMITTENT CLAUDICATION; THEIR DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1941;14:2240–2245. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-12-2240
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;14(12):2240-2245.
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