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

(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.

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.
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Within the limited subset, they were separated into sclerodactyly (only fingers) and acrosclerosis (fingers and up to elbows and/or knees, face) (Barnett's Types 1 and 2).
Female/male ratio was 12: 1; 24% had diffuse SSc and 76% limited (64% sclerodactyly and 12% acrosclerosis).