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Dupuytren's contracture

Dupuytren's contracture: Introduction

Dupuytren's contracture: A condition where the layer of connective tissue under the skin of the palm of the hand thickens and shrinks which can cause the fingers to bend in to the palms. The bent fingers are usually unable to be fully straightened. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Dupuytren's contracture is available below.

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Definitions of Dupuytren's contracture:

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. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Dupuytren's contracture is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Dupuytren's contracture, or a subtype of Dupuytren's contracture, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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