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Related to CREST syndrome: Scleroderma, Raynaud's syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome
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He was diagnosed with CREST syndrome - a connective tissue disease that affects the skin, blood vessels, muscles, and internal organs, but is treatable.
Comparison of CREST syndrome variant with diffuse scleroderma.
Originally known as Thibierge-Weissenbach syndrome, in honor of the French physicians who first described the condition in 1910, CREST syndrome was renamed by Winterbauer in 1964 as an acronym for its prominent features (calcinosis cutis, Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal dysmotility, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasias) (1, 2).
The earlier study [9] reported that only 3 of 8 patients with anticentromere antibody had a diagnosis of CREST syndrome, and only 1 of 19 patients with nucleolar antibody had a diagnosis of scleroderma.