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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Basic doctoring: We have a joke in clinical medicine -- if a $10000 workup comes back without a clear answer, do a history and physical exam. The anti-centormere is se ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Read: Scleroderma is a connective tissue disease that involves changes in the skin, blood vessels, muscles, and internal organs. It is a type of autoimmune ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Can't: Crest syndrome is an auto-immune disorder that includes calcinosis, raynaud's disease, scleroderma, telangectasia and esophageal dysphagia. It has no ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Stands for auto-immune disease including calcinosis, reynauds disease, esophageal dysphasia, scleroderma, and telangictasias. All of which give rise t ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Lab work: If you have some of the classic findings and an anti-centromere antibody, you're likely to receive the diagnosis. It's not always severe and sometimes ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
Crest syndrome: Different from scleroderma only by sparing the kidneys.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: Brown skin color is not a characteristic of CREST syndrome. You need Raynauds, GERD, telangiectasia, soft tissue calcifications and skin thickening fo ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
The. R in CREST is : Raynauds which can show up as darkening if the fingers or hand due to spasm in blood vessels. But having ray aids dies not mean it is crest syndrome. ... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
Yes but unlikely: Those are two rare diseases. It is possible to have both, as having one doesn't protect you from getting the other, but it would be very unusual.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: The centromere antibody, especially in high concentration, is fairly specific for crest variant of systemic sclerosis. It may often precede any clinic ... Read More
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