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Clinical associations of Dupuytren's disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15998816     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Dupuytren's disease (DD) is a common progressive fibrotic condition affecting the palmar and digital fascia. Although its management is undertaken by hand surgeons, it is commonly seen by other doctors as an incidental finding. In many cases it is believed to be associated with other medical conditions, although the evidence for such associations is not always clear. This review considers the evidence behind these associations and discusses the aetiology of DD. By doing so, it is hoped that this review will permit a better understanding of the relevance of DD as a clinical sign.
Authors:
M G Hart; G Hooper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1469-0756     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-06     Completed Date:  2005-09-30     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234135     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  425-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
College of Medicine, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK. m.g.hart@sms.ed.ac.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Alcoholism / complications
Arthritis / complications
Diabetes Complications
Dupuytren Contracture / etiology*,  pathology
Epilepsy / complications
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
HIV Infections / complications
Humans
Wounds and Injuries / complications
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