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What is CREST Syndrome?

August 6, 2020

Scleroderma is a rare disease, affecting an estimated 300,000 Americans—less than .1% of the country's population. CREST Syndrome, a subcategory of the disease, is rarer still. As a result, it is even more deserving of some time in the spotlight. The more we can raise awareness, the more accurately the condition can be diagnosed. And while it is a chronic disease with no known cure, it can be made more manageable with treatment. What is Scleroderma? Scleroderma is a term used to describe a rare group of autoimmune diseases . Like most autoimmune diseases, your body is unable to properly...Continue Reading