4. Only few scleroderma patients also have Raynaud’s.
According to the Johns Hopkins Scleroderma Center, only a small percentage of people with Raynaud’s phenomenon will end up developing scleroderma. On the other hand, almost everyone with scleroderma has the potential to have Raynaud’s symptoms.
These symptoms might present themselves as the fingers changing color because of excess collagen which has narrowed the blood vessels or an over-reaction of the skin blood vessels to cold temperatures and/or emotional stress.
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