Raynaud's phenomenon

Raynaud's phenomenon

Raynaud's phenomenon is characterized by temporary blood vessel spasms in the fingers, toes, ears or nose, usually brought on by exposure to cold. Raynaud's phenomenon and Raynaud's disease, a similar disorder, may occur on their own or they may be associated with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and scleroderma.

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  • Last Reviewed on 01/25/2013
  • Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.

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