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Bilateral Dupuytren's contracture in a black patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11770364     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The first case of Dupuytren's contracture in a black patient with no obvious caucasian admixture was reported in 1979. This condition is rare in the purely black population and since 1979 only 23 cases have been reported. We present the case of a black man with no history of caucasian admixture with bilateral Dupuytren's contracture. We suggest that this condition may not be as rare as the literature suggests and, that canvassing other hand societies for their experience, particularly in the continent of Africa, may help to establish the true incidence of this condition.
A Aladin; J A Oni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of clinical practice     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1368-5031     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Clin. Pract.     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-27     Completed Date:  2002-01-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712381     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  641-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital, Nottingham, UK.
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group*
Dupuytren Contracture / ethnology*,  surgery

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