Raynaud’s phenomenon and Sjögren’s syndrome

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In 1862, Maurice Raynaud published his medical school thesis in which he argued that some people have transient digital ischemia when exposed to cold temperatures. It is now recognized that skin blood flow in humans provides an important mechanism for normal thermoregulation. In fact, a normal response to cold exposure is vasoconstriction of the cutaneous blood vessels, leading to a decrease in heat loss from the body and protection against hypothermia [1].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSjogren's Syndrome
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis and Therapeutics
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780857299475
ISBN (Print)9780857299468
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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