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Is crest syndrome fatal

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
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

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Hashimoto : These tests are notorious for being false positive. No need to test further if you don't have symptoms suggesting these diseases. Look up in internet ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Stands for auto-immune disease including calcinosis, reynauds disease, esophageal dysphasia, scleroderma, and telangictasias. All of which give rise t... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 years experience
Crest syndrome: Different from scleroderma only by sparing the kidneys.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheoanswered
Rheumatology 15 years experience
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.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
Rheumatology 46 years experience
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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