Disease Information for Dupuytren contracture

Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Thickened skin/diffuse
Contracture in palms/flexor digits
Flexion contracture ring finger
Hand edema/swelling
Hand pain and swelling/unilateral
Hand Pains
Hand/middle three digits/palmar pain
Palmar Pain
Unilateral Hand Pain
Unilateral Palmar Pain
Grip strength decreased
Finger contractions/flexion (clinodactyly)
Fingers stiff/limited motion
Demographics & Risk Factors
Ethnic or Racial Factors
Scandanavian population/ethnic stock
Population Group
Aged Adult
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult Aged Only
Population/Elderly Aged
Population/Man patient
Population/Seventies Adult
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Palmar fasciitis
Trigger Finger
Associated Disease & Complications
Dupuytrens contracture
Palmar fasciitis
Peyroni's disease/Chordee idiopathic
Plantar Fibromatosis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
CLASS/Extremities/Digits/Hand feet disorder (category)
CLASS/Hand involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Muscle/tendon/extremities (category)
CLASS/Upper extremity involvement/disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Eponymic (category)
PROCESS/Hereditary/Genetic predisposition (ex)
PROCESS/Inflammatory/Traumatic/regeneration (ex)
PROCESS/Structural/anatomic/foreign body (category)
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A fibromatosis of the palmar fascia characterized by thickening and contracture of the fibrous bands on the palmar surfaces of the hand and fingers; It arises most commonly in men between the ages of 30 and 50; plantar area may also be involved; this overlaps with Peyroni"s

syndrome; familial tendency; surgery is the treatment but allopurinol helps symptoms;--------------------------------------------Dupuytren"s Contracture is an abnormal thickening of tough tissue in the palm and fingers that can cause the fingers to curl; It is more common in men than in women and becomes more common in older individuals;

The cause of Dupuytren"s contracture is not known; it is most common in people of Northern European or Scandinavian ancestry; It is associated with smoking and drinking; It is also associated with certain medical conditions such as diabetes, thyroid problems and seizures; It occurs very gradually; It may begin as a small tender lump in the palm; Over time the pain usually goes away, but tough bands may form that cause the fingers to bend toward the palm; The ring and small fingers are most commonly affected

There is no cure, surgery helps


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