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Can you explain how raynauds is an autoimmune disease?
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: In many cases it is!
Raynaud's issociated with autoimmune diseases such as pss, crest, polymyositis, mctd, etc.
And is associated with collagen forming beneath the endotheial lining of the small arterioles. This will gradually diminish blood flow with time. Raynaud's phenomena is different from the syndrome, in that it has causes not autoimmune.

In brief: In many cases it is!
Raynaud's issociated with autoimmune diseases such as pss, crest, polymyositis, mctd, etc.
And is associated with collagen forming beneath the endotheial lining of the small arterioles. This will gradually diminish blood flow with time. Raynaud's phenomena is different from the syndrome, in that it has causes not autoimmune.
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