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Dupuytren's Contracture

Description

Duputryen’s contracture of the palmar fascia is due to fibrous proliferation resulting in flexion deformities and loss of function.

Causes

The cause of Duputryen’s contracture is unknown. Several mechanisms have been proprosed. It may be caused by ischemia to the fascia with oxygen free radical formation. It may be related to the release of angiogenic basic fibroblast growth factor, or to microhemorrhage and release of growth factors.
Risk factors include: Smoking, Alcohol intake, Increasing age, Male/Caucasian, Diabetes mellitus, Epilepsy, Chronic illness (e.g., pulmonary tuberculosis, liver disease), Hypercholesterolemia, Liver disease, and HIV infection.

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