Who is credited with the early descriptions of scleroderma?
c. 400 bc —Hippocrates described “persons in whom the skin is stretched, parched, and hard, the disease terminates without sweats.”
1842—English physician W.D. Chowne described a child with clinical features.
1846—English physician James Startin described an adult with clinical features.
1860—French clinician Elie Gintrac coined the term sclerodermie.
1862—Maurice Raynaud described the vasospastic phenomenon of painful, cold-induced acrocyanosis.
1964—Richard Winterbauer, while a medical student, described the CRST syndrome of calcinosis, Raynaud phenomenon, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia. The E for esophageal dysmotility was added subsequently (CR E ST).