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Is raynaud's phenomenon common?

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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
24 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: Raynauds is a hypersensitivity to the cold of the small vessels of the extremities (hands and feet). Most people with raynauds have no other disease associated with it. Occasionally raynauds is associated with an autoimmune disease.
Answered on Jan 18, 2014
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