U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 42-year-old male asked:

Is there any connection between systemic lupus and raynaud's phenomenon? do people with lupus sometimes have raynaud's as part of the illness?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Not always: Raynaud's phenomenon is an exaggerated vascular response to cold temperature or stress. It is not specific to any disease & can be associated with a long list of conditions. It can also occur without any underlying disease (so-called primary raynaud's). Only a small percentage of patients with lupus tend to have raynaud's phenomenon.
Last updated Aug 1, 2017


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.