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Raynaud's Disease and Phenomenon


Synonyms of Raynaud's Disease and Phenomenon
  • Primary Raynaud's Disease
  • PRP
  • Symmetric Asphyxia

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Raynaud's disease is a common vascular disorder characterized by episodes of constriction of very small arteries (arteriole vasospasm) in the fingers and skin usually in response to cold temperatures or stress. Symptoms in the fingers include unusual paleness, absence of color (pallor), and/or a red or bluish color to the skin (cyanosis). Occasionally other parts of the body are affected including the nose, ears, and/or tongue. Raynaud's disease is a common benign condition and does not usually occur in association with any other underlying disorder. This form of the disorder may be referred to as primary Raynaud?s disease.

    A secondary form of the disease, known as Raynaud's phenomenon, affects a small number of individuals. This form of the disorder is usually found in association with another underlying systemic disorder.

    Organizations related to Raynaud's Disease and Phenomenon
    • American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
      22100 Gratiot Avenue
      Eastpointe MI 48021
      Phone #: 586-776-3900
      800 #: 800-598-4668
      e-mail: aarda@aarda.org
      Home page: http://www.aarda.org/
    • American Heart Association
      National Center
      Dallas TX 75231-4596
      Phone #: 214-373-6300
      800 #: 800-242-8721
      e-mail: inquire@heart.org
      Home page: http://www.americanheart.org
    • AutoImmunity Community
      None
      None None None
      Phone #: (91-9) -552-9057
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: bandrews@autoimmunitycommunity.org
      Home page: http://autoimmunitycommunity.org
    • Autoimmune Information Network, Inc
      PO Box 4121
      Brick NJ 08723
      Phone #: 732-664-9259
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: autoimmunehelp@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.aininc.org
    • CF Alliance
      P.O. Box 9204
      Bardonia NY 10954
      Phone #: 845-548-0313
      800 #: --
      e-mail: CF_ALLIANCE@yahoo.com
      Home page: http://cf-alliance.tripod.com
    • Cold Agglutinin Disease E-Support
      c/o Betty Usdan
      Hollywood FL 33021
      Phone #: 954-961-2703
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.coldagglutinindisease.org
    • European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID)
      c/o Dr. Esther de Vries
      Hertogenbosch None 5200 ME's
      Phone #: +31- 73--6992965
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@esid.org
      Home page: http://www.esid.org
    • International Scleroderma Network
      7455 France Ave So #266
      Edina MN 55435
      Phone #: 952-831-3091
      800 #: 800-564-7099
      e-mail: site-inquiries@sclero.org
      Home page: http://www.sclero.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Information Center
      P.O. Box 30105
      Bethesda MD 20824-0105
      Phone #: 301-592-8573
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov
      Home page: N/A
    • Raynaud's & Scleroderma Association (UK)
      112 Crewe Road
      Cheshire Intl ST7 2JA
      Phone #: 44 -(0)- 1270 872776
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@raynauds.org.uk
      Home page: http://www.raynauds.org.uk
    • Raynaud's Association, Inc.
      94 Mercer Avenue
      Hartsdale NY 10530
      Phone #: 800-280-8055
      800 #: 800-280-8055
      e-mail: lynn@raynauds.org
      Home page: http://www.raynauds.org



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