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CREST syndrome

Posted Sep 11 2009 4:58pm

Originally known as Thibierge-Weissenbach syndrome, in honor of the French physicians who first described the condition in 1910, CREST syndrome was renamed by Winterbauer in 1964 as an acronym for its prominent features (calcinosis cutis, Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal dysmotility, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasias).

CREST syndrome is the mildest form of a spectrum of diseases under the broad heading of scleroderma.

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