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CREST Syndrome




CREST syndrome (limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis):

Calcinosis: calcium deposits in the skin and tissues.

Raynaud’s phenomenon: an exaggerated vascular response to cold temperature or emotional stress which may manifest as white-blue-red transitions in skin color.

Esophageal dysmotility: contractions in the esophagus become irregular or absent, causing dysphagia, heartburn, or atypical chest pain

Sclerodactyly: thickening and tightening of the skin, which makes it harder to bend or straighten the fingers. May also occur on the face.

Telangiectasias: dilated blood vessels which appear as red spots on the face and other areas.