CREST Syndrome

Koksuz T. q., SARAÇOĞLU Z. N., Koku-Aksu A. E., Sabuncu I., KORKMAZ C.

TURK DERMATOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.6, no.2, pp.48-50, 2012 (ESCI) identifier identifier


We report a case of CREST syndrome (calsinosis cubs, Raynaud's phenomenon, oesophageal dysmotillW, sclerodactyly and telangiectasia) with all of the five major symptoms. A 46-year-old woman was admitted to our clinic with the complaint of erythema, rigidity and pain on the plantar surface of the feet. She had had Raynauchs phenomenon for 20 years and oesophageal reflux for five years. Her face had become masklike and there was prominent telangiectasies on her face and hands. Sclerosis were confined to the fingers (sclerodactyly). Direct Xray graphy demonstrated calcinosis cubs on the left hand and suprapatellar region. She was treated with nifedipine 30 mg/day, acetylsalicylic acid 100 mg/day for Raynaud's phenomenon and fa motidine 40 mg/day, metoclopmmide HCL 30 mg/day for oesophageal dysmotility. Her complaints were partially relieved after the treatment. This case had all of the five major symptoms of CREST syndrome, and we aimed to emphasize the major symptoms and complications of CREST syndrome.