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How is CREST syndrome linked to scleroderma?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

CREST syndrome, also called limited scleroderma, is a form of scleroderma that is usually less severe than other cases. The letters in its name stand for the symptoms: Calcium deposits, Raynaud's syndrome, Esophageal dysfunction, Sclerodactyly (damage to the skin on fingers), and Telangiectasia (dilation of the blood vessels). Like other types of scleroderma, there is no known cure for CREST syndrome, and treatment options are largely the same.

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