Medical Pictures Index | Skin
& Hair | Raynaud's Disease
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Definition: A disease that
typically affects women between the ages of 18 and 30 years,
and is characterized by abnormal constriction of the arteries
of the extremities, particularly the fingers; usually appears
following exposure to cold.
A severe case of Raynaud's Disease
with necrosis (gangrene) forming in the fingers.
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Historical Sources (Bibliography)