Endarteritis is an inflammation of the inner lining of an artery.If the artery of a limb is affected, gangrene may result. But most cases of acute endarteritis of a small artery recover with no serious consequences. Focal infections and rheumatism may cause it.
Chronic cases are caused by tobacco, alcohol, syphilis or tuberculosis. The cause needs to be given attention in all cases. large doses of vitamin E are now used successfully in these chronic cases.
This vitamin taken in doses of 75 milligrams three times a day is said to prevent gangrene