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Systemic sclerosis

Saturday 17 June 2017

scleroderma

Systemic sclerosis, also known as scleroderma, has three subtypes: diffuse cutaneous, limited cutaneous (CREST) and overlap.

Anti-centromere antibodies are associated with limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis (CREST).

CREST is an acronym representing Calcinosis, Raynaud’s syndrome, Esophageal dysmotility, Sclerodactyly, and Telangiectasias.