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1
Q

What is it also known as?

A

Thromboangiitis obliterates

2
Q

What is it

A

Inflammatory condition causing thrombus formation in the small and medium sized blood vessels in the distal arterial system - hands and feet

3
Q

Who does it typically affect?

A

Men 25-35 years

4
Q

What is a risk factor

A

Smoking

5
Q

What is the presentation

A

Painful blue discolouration to the fingertips or tips of toes
Worse at night

6
Q

What can it progress to

A

Ulcers
Gangrene
Amputation

7
Q

What is the typical finding on angiogram

A

Corkscrew collaterals

8
Q

What is the management

A

stop smoking COMPLETELY
IV iloprost