Type of disease: Rare conditions
Buerger disease is a disease that causes obstruction of the blood vessels of the hands and feet. It is caused by vasculitis, which is an inflammation of blood vessels. The blood vessels of the hands and feet are especially affected, becoming constricted or totally blocked. This reduces blood flow to the tissues of hands and feet, resulting in pain and eventually damage. Source: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), supported by ORDR-NCATS and NHGRI.