EDGAR V. ALLEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; GEORGE E. BROWN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Of the vasospastic disorders affecting the peripheral circulation, of which Raynaud's disease represents the most typical form, the distribution by sex is the reverse of that found in organic disease of the peripheral arteries.2 Various writers have given the incidence of Raynaud's disease in the female as from 60 to 90 per cent, and a critical survey of the reports of cases offered as examples of Raynaud's disease in the male has given evidence of an exceedingly high proportion of erroneous diagnoses.1 Many such cases represented classical examples of thrombo-angiitis obliterans. The criteria for diagnosis of Raynaud's disease are as
ALLEN EV, BROWN GE. Raynaud's Disease Affecting Men12. Ann Intern Med. ;5:1384–1386. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-11-1384
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(11):1384-1386.
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