Elevated serum homocysteine levels in paediatric patients with primary Raynaud's phenomenon.

INTRODUCTION Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) is a paroxysmal and recurrent acral ischemia resulting from an abnormal arterial vasospastic response to cold or emotional stress. Homocysteine, a sulphured amino acid, has been linked to cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, thrombosis, and bone fragility. Homocysteine has been also linked to the… (More)