• Patients exhibit sensitivity of a digit, hand or entire extremity that is exposed to cold repeatedly .
• This is particularly true of, and may be seen after recovery from, prior frostbite. Minor frostbite most likely occurred during childhood.
• Many patients, however, present this clinical picture with no previous history of frostbite.
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