Thromboangiitis obliterans usually affects males between the ages of 20 and 50 years. Horton1 reported a series of 984 cases seen over a period of thirty years at the Mayo Clinic in which their youngest patient was 17 years of age. A search indicates that the subject of the present report is the youngest in the English literature. The disease developed while he was 15 and was well advanced when we saw him shortly after his sixteenth birthday.
REPORT OF CASE
J. D. H., a high school student aged 16, presented himself to the outpatient department of the Mason Memorial Hospital at Murray, Ky., on Dec. 31, 1938 because of pain and tenderness in his right foot.
Fisher ED. BUERGER'S DISEASE IN A BOY OF SIXTEEN YEARS. JAMA. 1945;129(13):868–869. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.92860470001007
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