CREST syndrome

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CREST syndrome

 
one of the less severe forms of systemic scleroderma, consisting of calcinosis of the skin, raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal dysfunction, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia. When esophageal dysfunction is not prominent, it is known as CRST syndrome.
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CREST syn·drome

a variant of systemic sclerosis characterized by calcinosis, Raynaud phenomenon, esophageal motility disorders, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia.
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An acronym for the pentad of clinical signs seen with a limited form of scleroderma:
Calcinosis cutis
Raynaud’s phenomenon—at least a 2-phase colour change
Esophageal distal hypomotility or reflux esophagitis
Sclerodactyly or nonpitting digital edema
Telangiectasia; CREST has a slightly better prognosis than other connective tissue disorders, but has late complications—e.g., biliary cirrhosis and pulmonary hypertension
Lab Anticentromere antibodies are characteristic of CREST, but may also be seen in progressive systemic sclerosis, older women, or those with HLA-DR1
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CREST syn·drome

(krest sin'drōm)
An acronymic designation for a variant of scleroderma characterized by calcinosis, Raynaud phenomenon, esophageal motility disorders, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

CREST syndrome

Acronym for a connective tissue disorder, related to progressive systemic sclerosis, but limited to CALCINOSIS, RAYNAUD'S PHENOMENON, oesophageal involvement, hardness of the fingers (Sclerodactyly) and dilated skin blood vessels (TELANGIECTASIA). The word forming the third letter of the acronym is spelt ‘esophageal’ in the USA.
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Thibierge,

Georges, French physician, 1856-1926.
Thibierge-Weissenbach syndrome - calcinosis, Raynaud phenomenon, esophageal motility disorders, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia. Synonym(s): CREST syndrome
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CREST syn·drome

(krest sin'drōm)
Acronym for variant of systemic sclerosis characterized by calcinosis, Raynaud phenomenon, esophageal motility disorders, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012