vasospastic disorders

vasospastic disorders

pathological conditions characterized by spasmodic vasoconstriction, e.g. Raynaud's disease (see Table 1)
Table 1: Disorders associated with Raynaud's disease
Raynaud's-associated conditionExamples
Immune-related disease statesScleroderma (Raynaud's disease affecting 95% of patients)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (10-45% of cases)
Mixed connective tissue disease (85% of patients)
SjÖgren's syndrome (33% of patients)
Rheumatoid arthritis (10% of patients)
Cryoglobulinaemias
Drug-induced Raynaud'sAntimigraine compounds
Cytotoxic drugs
Beta-blockers (especially non-selective beta-blockers)
Occupation-relatedVibration exposure (50% of workers)
Cold injury (frozen-food packers)
Polyvinyl chloride exposure
Obstructive vascular diseaseAtherosclerosis
Microemboli
Thrombangiitis obliterans
Thoracic outlet syndrome
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