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Raynaud’s phenomenon: time to take it seriously

Amee Sonigra, Emma Mitchell, Jane Zochling

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Abstract

The prognosis for people with Raynaud’s phenomenon depends on its severity and whether there is associated underlying medical illness, most commonly an autoimmune disease.

Article Extract

Poor circulation is often encountered in daily practice as an incidental complaint, particularly in colder months. However, cold hands and feet can sometimes herald something more sinister, and it is important to recognise the key features that might suggest an increased risk of circulatory compromise or tissue damage, or the presence of a significant underlying disease.

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