Hi you have brought forth all the valiant points. I do not come up with some thing new. Yet I come up with seconding your openion.
Raynaud's disease (also known as "Primary Raynaud's phenomenon".
Raynaud's syndrome (secondary Raynaud's)
What ever the etiology , the ICD- 9 tabular assigns the same code 443.0 for both with name specific.
If it does not appropriate/ or if you are not satisfied with 443.1 ( I feel it is ok and it is more reasonable to go with our ICD-9 categorization), the next one you can think of is 443.9 because it depicts the exact effect that happens in primary phenomenon namely the peripheral vascular disease NOS or even more closer description of spasm ( vasoconstriction) of the artery 443.9 again. But it only a manifestation code, in the event of absent diagnosis code.
Primary Raynaud's or Raynaud's disease:
In medical terms, "primary Raynaudâ€™s" may also be called Raynaud's disease or idiopathic Raynaud's. The terms idiopathic and primary here, both mean that the cause is unknown. Most people who have Raynaud's have the primary form (the milder version). A person who has primary Raynaud's has no underlying disease or associated medical problems. More women than men are affected, and approximately 75 percent of all cases are diagnosed in women who are between 15 and 40 years old.
People who have only vasospastic attacks for several years, without involvement of other body systems or organs, rarely have or will develop a secondary disease (that is, a connective tissue disorder such as scleroderma) later. Several researchers who studied people who appeared to have primary Raynaud's over long periods of time found that less than 9 percent of these people developed a secondary disease.
Cold or emotional stress are factors said to bring forth the manifestations of the disease.
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