European Journal of Dermatology


Superficial migratory thrombophlebitis. Thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger's disease) Volume 10, issue 5, July - August 2000


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  • Page(s) : 405-6
  • Published in: 2000

A 28-year-old male was referred for the evaluation of a painful swelling evolving over 3 years with varying location on his left sole. He had no malaise or systemic symptoms. Past medical history included an episode of thrombophlebitis treated with heparin, and outbreaks of self-resolving painful nodular lesions on his left leg without a determined diagnosis. He was a smoker of 30 cigarettes per day. Examination revealed an indurated red and warm plaque with a prominent posterior edge, located on his left plantar arch (Fig. 1). There was also a diffuse red-violaceous coloration on his left big toe (Fig. 2). The left dorsal pedal pulse was diminished.