EDWARD A. EDWARDS, M.D.
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The making of an early diagnosis in thromboangiitis obliterans is highly desirable. This is true not only because of the serious nature of the malady but also because its progress will usually be arrested if the patient is forced to cease smoking.
At least one-fourth of patients with the disease show an early phlebitis of their veins. This has been known since Buerger described it as "migrating phlebitis,"1 yet the clinician often misses the opportunity to utilize the presence of venous involvement to make an early diagnosis. This report will try to demonstrate that by careful scrutiny of patients
EDWARDS EA. PHLEBITIS AND THE DIAGNOSIS OF THROMBOANGIITIS OBLITERANS1. Ann Intern Med. 1949;31:1019–1023. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-6-1019
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(6):1019-1023.
Cardiology, Rheumatology, Vasculitides.
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