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I’ve heard lots of different names for raynaud’s – disease, phenomenon, syndrome – are they all the same?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Related & different

When a patient has raynaud's phenomenon (the symptom of vasospasm leading to poor circulation in the fingers and toes), his doctors will look for the common causes such as autoimmune disorders, drug side effects, hormonal imbalances, etc.
.. If no medical condition is found that is causing the symptoms, then the disorder is called "primary". If a condition is found, then the disorder is "secondary".

In brief: Related & different

When a patient has raynaud's phenomenon (the symptom of vasospasm leading to poor circulation in the fingers and toes), his doctors will look for the common causes such as autoimmune disorders, drug side effects, hormonal imbalances, etc.
.. If no medical condition is found that is causing the symptoms, then the disorder is called "primary". If a condition is found, then the disorder is "secondary".
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Arthur Mandelin
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Yes

Most doctors use these terms interchangeably.

In brief: Yes

Most doctors use these terms interchangeably.
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
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