A. M. RECHTMAN, M.D., F.A.C.S.
RAYNAUD'S disease in man is not common. Only seven cases were seen at the Mayo Clinic1 which fulfilled the criteria Allen and Brown considered necessary for a diagnosis. It is generally conceded that the majority of male patients in whom a diagnosis of Raynaud's disease has been made have in reality been cases of thromboangiitis obliterans.
Raynaud described four features whose presence he considered necessary for a diagnosis of the disease bearing his name.
1. Episodes of change in color, of the vasospastic type, excited by cold or emotion.
3. Presence of normal pulsations in the palpable arteries.
RECHTMAN AM. RAYNAUD'S DISEASE IN MAN1. Ann Intern Med. 1936;10:549–552. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-4-549
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