Síndrome CREST

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Síndrome CREST

Los síntomas involucrados en el síndrome CREST están asociados con la forma generalizada de la enfermedad esclerosis sistémica (escleroderma). CREST corresponde a un acrónimo para las características clínicas que se observan en un paciente con esta enfermedad: la “C” representa calcinosis, donde los depósitos de calcio se forman bajo la piel en los dedos u otras áreas del cuerpo; la “R” representa el fenómeno de Raynaud, un espasmo de los vasos sanguíneos en los dedos de los pies o de las manos en respuesta al frío o al estrés; la “E” representa la falta de motilidad esofágica, que puede causar dificultad para deglutir; la “S” representa la esclerodactilia, tensionamiento de la piel que hace que los dedos se doblen. Finalmente, la letra “T” es para telangiectasia, presencia de vasos dilatados en la piel de los dedos, la cara o el interior de la boca.

Generalmente, solo 2 de 5 síntomas del síndrome CREST son necesarios para ser diagnosticado con la enfermedad.

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  • Last Reviewed on 02/21/2013
  • Ariel D. Teitel, MD, MBA, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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This page was last updated: May 7, 2013

         
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