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CREST Syndrome – Symptoms and Causes

CREST syndrome or limited scleroderma is a subtype of scleroderma. CREST stands for calcinosis, Raynaud’s phenomenon, esophageal dysfunction, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasias. These are five associated conditions with this disease. It typically leads to skin changes in the lower legs and arms, sometimes the neck and face. In most cases, these issues tend to be minor. However, when the heart and lungs are affected, severe results could happen. Read on this article to learn more about the symptoms and causes of CREST syndrome.

Symptoms of CREST Syndrome

Red Spin Spots

In people with CREST syndrome, tiny blood vessels around the surface of the skin can become swollen. This leads to small red lines or spots. The condition is also known as telangiectasias. Commonly affected areas include the face and hands. In most cases, they are not painful. Since the symptom is quite clear, make sure to consult your doctor as soon as possible to get a precise diagnosis. [1]