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What is CREST syndrome?

What is CREST syndrome?

CREST syndrome is a type of systemic scleroderma and an ongoing, progressive, autoimmune disease that attacks the connective tissues of ...more »

  • CREST syndrome: Group of symptoms usually related to systemic sclerosis.
  • CREST syndrome: A mild form of LIMITED SCLERODERMA, a multi-system disorder. Its features include symptoms of CALCINOSIS; RAYNAUD DISEASE; ESOPHAGEAL MOTILITY DISORDERS; sclerodactyly, and TELANGIECTASIS. When the defect in esophageal function is not prominent, it is known as CRST syndrome.
    Source - Diseases Database

CREST syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that CREST syndrome, or a subtype of CREST syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

CREST syndrome: Introduction

Types of CREST syndrome:

Broader types of CREST syndrome:

How serious is CREST syndrome?

Complications of CREST syndrome: see complications of CREST syndrome

What causes CREST syndrome?

Causes of CREST syndrome: see causes of CREST syndrome

What are the symptoms of CREST syndrome?

Symptoms of CREST syndrome: see symptoms of CREST syndrome

Complications of CREST syndrome: see complications of CREST syndrome

Can anyone else get CREST syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of CREST syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of CREST syndrome

CREST syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for CREST syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and CREST syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for CREST syndrome: Allergist/Immunologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for CREST syndrome.
Treatments for CREST syndrome: see treatments for CREST syndrome
Research for CREST syndrome: see research for CREST syndrome

Name and Aliases of CREST syndrome

Main name of condition: CREST syndrome

Other names or spellings for CREST syndrome:

Calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, Esophageal dismobility, Sclerodactyly, Telangiectasia syndrome, Calcinosis-Raynaud phenomenon-sclerodactyly-telangiectasia, Limited disease, Limited scleroderma, Limited systemic scleroderma, Limited systemic sclerosis

CRST syndrome, Calcinosis-Raynaud's sclerodactyly-telangiectasia syndrome Source - Diseases Database

Calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, Esophageal dismobility, Sclerodactyly, Telangiectasia syndrome, Calcinosis-Raynaud phenomenon-sclerodactyly-telangiectasia
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

CREST syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, CREST syndrome:

 

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