In a patient with new onset Raynauds phenomenon what findings would suggest early Systemic Sclerosis

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In a patient with new onset Raynauds phenomenon what findings would suggest early Systemic Sclerosis?

• Positive SSc-specific autoantibody (e.g., nucleolar-staining ANA, ACA, anti-Scl-70, Pm-Scl, or RNA polymerase III antibody).

• Nailfold capillary abnormalities of capillary drop-out or dilatation (: Raynaud’s Phenomenon).

• Tendon friction rubs.

• Digital edema/puffy hands.

• Digital infarctions or ulcerations.

• Dilated, patulous esophagus (esophageal hypomotility).

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