Symptoms of Raynaud's syndrome in patients with fibromyalgia. A study utilizing the Nielsen test, digital photoplethysmography, and measurements of platelet alpha 2-adrenergic receptors.

@article{Bennett1991SymptomsOR,
  title={Symptoms of Raynaud's syndrome in patients with fibromyalgia. A study utilizing the Nielsen test, digital photoplethysmography, and measurements of platelet alpha 2-adrenergic receptors.},
  author={Robert J. Bennett and Sharon R Clark and Shannon M. Campbell and S B Ingram and Carol S. Burckhardt and David L. Nelson and Janice Porter},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={1991},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={264-9}
}
Twenty-nine female patients with fibromyalgia were questioned about symptoms of cold intolerance and Raynaud's syndrome; objective documentation of cold-induced vasospasm was obtained by a Nielsen test. Twelve patients (41%) had abnormal Nielsen test results, and 11 patients (38%) had elevated levels of platelet alpha 2-adrenergic receptors. There was a… CONTINUE READING