Dupuytren contracture in diabetic hand

  • Alessandro Geraci | geracialessandro@libero.it University of Palermo, Italy.
  • Renzo Bianchi Santa Maria del Prato Hospital, Feltre, Italy, Italy.
  • Antonio Sanfilippo University of Palermo, Italy.
  • Michele D'Arienzo University of Palermo, Italy.

Abstract

Dupuytren's disease (DD) is a fibroproliferative disorder of unknown origin causing palmar nodules and flexion contracture of the digits. About 5% of individuals with DD are diabetic, with an increased prevalence that is proportional to the duration of the diabetes. The association with diabetes mellitus is well recorded, with a reported prevalence of between 3% and 32%. This review considers the evidence behind the association between DD and diabetes mellitus, considering the pathogenesis, clinical manifestations and therapies that can be found in the literature.

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Alessandro Geraci, University of Palermo

Orthopaedic and Traumatology Department, Santa Maria del Prato Hospital, Feltre, Italy

Renzo Bianchi, Santa Maria del Prato Hospital, Feltre, Italy

Ortopaedic and Traumatology Department, Santa Maria del Prato Hospital, Feltre, Italy

Antonio Sanfilippo, University of Palermo
Ortopaedic and Traumatology Department, University of Palermo, Italy
Michele D'Arienzo, University of Palermo
Ortopaedic and Traumatology Department, University of Palermo, Italy
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2011-01-31
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Geraci, A., Bianchi, R., Sanfilippo, A., & D’Arienzo, M. (2011). Dupuytren contracture in diabetic hand. Endocrinology Studies, 1(1), e2. https://doi.org/10.4081/es.2011.e2

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