HEARTACHE: Gareth Davies died after contracting CREST syndrome
The central pathogenesis of CREST syndrome
remains a mystery.
GSD has partnered with Theradiag (formerly known as Biomedical Diagnostics, BMD) to provide laboratories with the FIDIS[TM] suite of products for detection of the autoantibodies associated with connective tissue diseases, CREST syndrome
, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, scleroderma, Sjogren syndrome, thyroid syndromes, Celiac and many others.
Gareth Davies, 47, was working in the south east Asian country when he was struck down with wasting disease CREST syndrome
4) Finally, many systemic diseases can lead to auricular ossification, including congenital plaque-like osteomatosis, Albright hereditary osteodystrophy, fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, Addison disease, osseous heteroplasia, and collagen vascular diseases, especially CREST syndrome
and childhood dermatomyositis.
We report the rare case of a male patient with CREST syndrome
accompanied by PBC, manifested by acute cholecystitis and mild jaundice.