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October 1973

Intraarterial Reserpine Administration in Raynaud Syndrome

Author Affiliations


From the departments of medicine (Drs. McFadyen and Housley) and clinical surgery (Dr. MacPherson), Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh.

Arch Intern Med. 1973;132(4):526-528. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.03650100044008

Fifteen patients with Raynaud syndrome affecting both hands equally were given reserpine intraarterially in one arm and a control solution in the other. There was short-term improvement in three of the 15 patients' conditions. We concluded that reserpine intraarterially is not an effective treatment for Raynaud syndrome.