Shanon D. Smith, MD


Various Manifestations of Rheumatic Disorders: Case 6 Progressive Systemic Sclerosis

March 02, 2004

For several months, a 70-year-old woman had had dysphagia,mild dyspnea on exertion, and the Raynaud phenomenon.Her skin was waxy and edematous; 2- to 10-mm pinkishspots had appeared on her fingers, palms, and oral mucousmembrane over the past 2 weeks. These disappearedcompletely with pressure. Subcutaneous calcific depositswere present on the extensor surfaces of the forearms.