Journal of the Eritrean Medical Association

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Systemic sclerosis presenting as CREST syndrome: A case report and review

A Habtemichael, A Tesfamariam, D Tekie


Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic multisystem disorder of unknown etiology, characterized by diffuse fibrosis; degenerative changes; and vascular abnormalities in the skin (scleroderma), articular structures, and internal organs especially the esophagus, GI tract, lung, heart, and kidney. We report the case of a 31 years old female patient who came to the ED with complications of SSc after has been diagnosed with a limited cutaneous scleroderma. This case illustrates the varied multisystem presentation of SSc.
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