When is inpatient care indicated in the treatment of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Naiem Nassiri, MD; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Indications for hospital admission include the following:

  • Surgery
  • Parenteral pharmacologic treatment of infection or pain that is refractory to oral medical therapy
  • Intensive behavioral modification therapy for patients unable to achieve smoking cessation at home

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