Introduction: CREST syndrome


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CREST syndrome: CREST stands for Calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, Esophageal dysfunction, Sclerodactyly, and Telangiectasia.

CREST syndrome: An acronym for a collection of symptoms that occur to some degree in all people with systemic sclerosis. The symptoms are Calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, Esophageal dysfunction, Sclerodactyly, and Telangiectasia. Because of the predominance of CREST symptoms in people with limited systemic sclerosis, some people use the term CREST syndrome when referring to that form of the disease.1

Researching symptoms of CREST syndrome: Further information about the symptoms of CREST syndrome is available including a list of symptoms of CREST syndrome, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

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1. excerpt from Handout on Health Scleroderma: NIAMS

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