Crest Syndrome in a Male Patient

Case report


H. M, Ali, A.A. Mohamed, and G. A. Duweb

Department of Medicine and Dermatology, Jamahiriya Hospital, Benghazi, Libya

JMJ Vol.3 No.1 (March) 2004: 81-82


A 65-years-old male patient presented with arthritis, dyspnoea, dysphagia, tight skin, Reynaud’s phenomenon, telangiectasis of the palms, positive antinuclear antibody (ANA), anticentromere antibodies (ACA) and bilateral basal. We report a rare condition and to the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of Crest syndrome in male patient with pulmonary involvement to be reported from North Africa.

Keywords: Crest Syndrome, telangiectasis, Reynaud’s phenomenon, antinuclear antibody, pulmonary fibrosis