Raynaud's phenomenon

Raynaud's phenomenon

Raynaud's phenomenon is characterized by fingers becoming white due to lack of blood flow, then blue due to oxygen consumption, and finally red as blood flow returns.





Review Date: 2/21/2013
Reviewed By: Ariel D. Teitel, MD, MBA, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.
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