a variant of systemic sclerosis with a relatively good prognosis associated
often with serum anti-bodies to nuclear centromeres. The mnemonic stands for Calcinosis, Raynaud’s phenomenon, oEsophageal dysmotility, Sclerodactyly and Telangiectasia. Telan-giectasia is peri-ungual on the fingers and
flat, mat-like or rectangular on the face. Many patients with this syndrome
develop a diffuse progressive systemic sclerosis after months or years.