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Raynaud's And It's Relationship To Telangiectasias

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#1 Clementine


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Posted 24 July 2007 - 04:28 PM

Can someone explain how Raynaud's is related to telangiectasia....is that what causes them?

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 01:23 AM

Hi, Jen. I don't think telangiectasias are caused by Raynaud's, however both have involve vascular irregularities which are common manifestations of scleroderma.
I am providing links to compare information on our pages about Telangiectasias and Raynaud's.
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 05:03 AM

I didn't think there was a relationship between telangiectasia and Raynaud's either, but in my DR notes, it clearly says that I have "prominent Raynaud's telangiectasias without skin thickening". To me, that means they are related but maybe I take things too literally. I will ask the Dr. on my next visit.
Thank you! I appreciate the links.