Summary of CREST syndrome
Flashcards on CREST syndrome
CREST syndrome is associated with anti- autoantibodies.
Questions on CREST syndrome
A 39-year-old female comes to the office because of sudden pain in her fingers and color changes of the skin of her fingers when she is cold for the past 4 weeks. She has noted that the skin on her face and fingers “feel like she is wearing a tight mask and gloves". She additionally reports that she seems to have developed some lesions on the tips of her fingers. She was recently diagnosed with CREST syndrome. Examination is shown below. Which of the following cell types is most attributable to causing the pathophysiologic changes associated with this disease process?