acrosclerosis


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Related to acrosclerosis: sclerodactyly

acrosclerosis

 [ak″ro-sklĕ-ro´sis]
a combination of raynaud's disease and scleroderma of the distal parts of the limbs, especially the digits, and of the neck and face, particularly the nose.

ac·ro·scle·ro·sis

(ak'rō-sklĕ-rō'sis),
Stiffness and tightness of the skin of the fingers, with atrophy of the soft tissue and osteoporosis of the distal phalanges of the hands and feet; a limited form of progressive systemic sclerosis occurring with Raynaud phenomenon and scleroderma of the forearms. See: CREST syndrome.

acrosclerosis

/ac·ro·scle·ro·sis/ (-skler-o´sis) a combination of Raynaud's disease and scleroderma of the distal limbs, especially digits, the neck, and often the nose.

acrosclerosis

(1) Sclerodactyly, see there. 
(2) Scleroderma of distal parts accompanied by Raynaud phenomenon.

ac·ro·scle·ro·sis

(ak'rō-skler-ō'sis)
Stiffness and tightness of the skin of the fingers, with atrophy of the soft tissue and osteoporosis of the distal phalanges of the hands and feet; a limited form of progressive systemic sclerosis occurring with Raynaud phenomenon.
See: CREST syndrome
Synonym(s): sclerodactyly, sclerodactylia.

acrosclerosis

progressive digital sclerosis characteristic of severe Raynaud's

ac·ro·scle·ro·sis

, acroscleroderma (ak'rō-skler-ō'sis, -ō-dĕr'mă)
Stiffness and tightness of the skin of the fingers, with atrophy of the soft tissue and osteoporosis of the distal phalanges of the hands and feet.
Synonym(s): sclerodactyly.

acrosclerosis (ak´rōsklerō´sis),

n a special form of scleroderma that affects the extremities, head, and face and is associated with Raynaud's phenomenon. There may be significant thickening of the periodontal ligament.