Raynaud's phenomenon as the initial manifestation of hypothyroidism

Chad E. Coleman, Sandra Lee Sessoms

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Abstract

A 38-year-old man, who presented with Raynaud's phenomenon and no symptoms or signs of thyroid hormone deficiency, was found to have hypothyroidism. The Raynaud's phenomenon disappeared after 11/2 months of thyroid hormone replacement therapy. We review four case reports of Raynaud's phenomenon that disappeared after thyroid replacement therapy. We suggest that thyroid deficiency should be considered a possible cause of Raynaud's phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-273
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Rheumatology
Volume4
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

Keywords

  • α-adrenergic receptor
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Raynaud's phenomenon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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