Wellington, J. L.; Lynna, R. B.
March 1969
Angiology;Mar1969, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p129
Academic Journal
Raynaud's syndrome should be subdivided into Raynaud's disease and Raynaud's phenomenon depending on the state of the digital arteries. The etiology of Raynaud's phenomenon is unknown, whereas patients with Raynaud's disease suffer from a variety of underlying disease states. Raynaud's phenomenon, whether it is treated or not, carries a good prognosis and the risk of developing serious nutritional change is negligible. Raynaud's disease, on the other hand, carries a poor prognosis and in most cases, progression of the disease can be expected. This is usually related to the nature of the underlying disease process rather than to any recurrence of sympathetic activity which might follow operation.


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