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Editor's Correspondence
April 9, 2001

Buerger Disease or Arsenic Intoxication?—Reply

Arch Intern Med. 2001;161(7):1016. doi:

In reply

We are intrigued and pleased by the commentary of Dr Noël, who suggests that arsenic may account for many cases of Buerger disease in that it may contaminate tobacco, water supplies, and even recreational drugs such as opium and cocaine. We agree with his conclusion that epidemiologic and functional studies are needed to obtain further insights into this devastating occlusive vascular disorder.

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