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

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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 21 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.

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