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Thromboangiitis Obliterans - what is cellulitis?

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suzanne66 28 Jan 2010

Thromboangiitis obliterans is also known as Buerger disease. It is a smoking-related condition that results in blood clot formation (thrombosis) in small and medium sized arteries, and less commonly veins. The affected areas are most commonly the hands and feet.
See: http://dermnetnz.org/vascular/buerger.html

Cellulitis is a common skin infection caused by bacteria.
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