CREST syndrome

The cutaneous form of systemic scleroderma.

The five features are: CREST

  • Calcinosis
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon
  • Esophageal dysmotility
  • Sclerodactyly
  • Telangectasia
Calcinosis – calcium deposits in tissue.  Most common form is dystrophic calcification and can be due to any soft tissue damage
Raynaud’s phenomenon – vasospasm of the fingers/toes
Sclerodactyly – thickening and tightness of skin around fingers or toes

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