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Those who have possible Raynaud's can be referred to the Microvascular Measurement Service based at the Freeman Hospital for highly specialist tests.

The service is provided by the Regional Medical Physics Department and is led by Dr John Allen, a Clinical Scientist and specialist in microcirculation.

The department is one of only a handful in the UK to offer such advanced investigations.

Patients are assessed in a special temperature and humidity controlled facility using a range of tests that can help to diagnose if they have an underlying condition such as scleroderma.

Although there is no complete cure, with the proper treatment and care people with the condition can lead full lives.


CIRCULATION - The effect of Raynaud's on the hands; COLD SPOTS - A thermal image of the sufferer's circulation
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Mar 23, 2009
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