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The pathogenesis of PCH associated with CREST syndrome is unclear, and this patient's skin telangiectasia perhaps related to her pulmonary capillary proliferation.
Based on the clinical picture (calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, sclerodactyly and telangiectasias) and immunological findings (high levels of anti-centromere and anti-chromatin antibodies), a diagnosis of CREST syndrome was made and cyclosporine treatment was recommended.
HEARTACHE: Gareth Davies died after contracting CREST syndrome.
We have attempted to clarify the effectiveness by analyzing the results from 17 patients, each with a firmly established diagnosis of CREST syndrome and painfully disabling Raynaud's phenomenon," said Dr.
He was first taken to hospital after he collapsed on March 2, and was diagnosed with CREST syndrome - official government work permit.
CREST syndrome is characterized by Calcinosis cutis, Raynaud's phenomenon, Esophageal dysmotility, Sclerodactyly, and Telangiectasias.