Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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posted on November 1, 2010 and updated on November 2, 2010


Brenda Brenda

posted on November 6, 2010

I am 1/4 Choctaw and have localized scleroderma and occasional leg and foot burning itching. Seems to me that I had read on a medical site (Medscape) that CREST is notably higher in those of Choctaw descent.
One of the physicians I work with was saying that Dr. Eleanor Lipsmyer (who works as the medical facility that I work in-University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Department of Rheumatology) was actually the physician who put all the symptoms together to name CREST. I understand that she is retiring soon, so may not be taking new patients.