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What can cause dupuytren's contracture?

What can cause dupuytren's contracture?

Hereditary: It is a hereditary disease. You need to have inherited the genes to get it. ...Read more

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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Contracture (Definition)

Contracture = deformity caused by permanent shortening of ...Read more


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Can peyronies disease cause dupuytrens contractures?

Can peyronies disease cause dupuytrens contractures?

Dupuytrens, Peyronie: and Ledderhose are all fibromatosis of the fascial layer. They are related but one does not cause the other. If one has a significant amount of genes for the trait then those that have locations outside the hand and have knuckle pads have a usually more aggressive the in the hand. WRT to your real question NO one can't transfer it by contact from one body area to another or to another person . ...Read more

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What causes dupuytrens?

What causes dupuytrens?

Genetics: Dupuytren's occurs on all races and is considered to be hereditary. It is common in northern europeans over 50 and in men more than women. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dupuytren's contracture?

What are the causes of dupuytren's contracture?

Mostly genetic: Dupuytren's contracture is a fibroproliferative disorder with a strong family history. Almost 2/3's of people with this disease have an affected family member. There are some associations with diabetes, alcoholism, and the occasional post-injury case. For the most part it is transmitted within families with some northern european ancestry. Disease causes nodules, cords and finger contractures. ...Read more

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Causes of pes varus?

Causes of pes varus?

Genes or muscle : Genetics is the primary cause of pes varus (high arch) . Sometimes it is acquired and is due to a muscle imbalance in the foot either from a tendon injury/problem or a neurological condition that disturbs the muscle balance ...Read more

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Common causes of sore, stiff, rigid muscles?

Common causes of sore, stiff, rigid muscles?

Stiff muscles: These symptoms may be due to many things - what time of day? Have you been exercising? You need a complete history and physical exam so that these issues can be studied carefully. See a neurologist in your area for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes trigger finger? Can scoliosis causes it?

Cause trigger finger: Trigger finger occurs from swelling or inflammation in the palm at the base of a finger where the flexor (bending) tendon enters the finger. This swelling leads to pain and sometimes popping and locking in one position as the finger is bent and straightened (so called 'triggering'). Direct trauma or overused of the hand for grasping can cause this, as can diseases like diabetes but not scoliosis. ...Read more

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What causes Ectrodactyly?

What causes Ectrodactyly?

Human genes defects : Usually is cause by human gene defects . This could happen after sporadic single gene mutation. Also if you watch too much American Horror Story ...Read more

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What causes kyphosis progression?

What causes kyphosis progression?

Kyphosis: Kyphosis is a curvature of the spine that is most commonly associated with an anomaly within the spine and the surrounding muscles. The progression in curvature is due to a lack of balance in the muscles and the spinal structures. ...Read more

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What causes joint stiffness?

What causes joint stiffness?

Multiple: Multiple potential causes including arthritic and inflammatory conditions within the joint and contractures of soft tissue structures around the joint. ...Read more

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What is causes of lips cracking due to abdominal disease?

What is causes of lips cracking due to abdominal disease?

Depends...: It all depends on what disease you are talking about. There are a few conditions that can cause sores in the mouth( colitis), but if you are having, for example,severe diarrhea and not drinking dehydration can cause lips to crack as well. Follow up with your doctor in order to get a final diagnosis. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is dupuytren's contracture?

Fibroproliferative: Dupuytren's is a benign disease where normal tissue in the palm of the hand becomes diseases. It is a fibroproliferative disease, which means that the tissue becomes more active and there is an increase in the number of cells called fibroblasts. These produce extra collagen tissue which forms bumps or nodules. As the disease progresses, rope-like cords form which draw the fingers towards the palm. ...Read more

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What causes camptodactyly?

What causes camptodactyly?

Little finger joints: Camptodactyly is a genetic flexion deformity of little finger joints due to an autosomal dominant trait. ...Read more

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What causes peyronie's disease?

What causes peyronie's disease?

Unknown?: It's a sexually disabling penile condition resulting from local scar-like tissue hardening in the thick confinements (tunica albuginea) of corpora cavernosa, leading to pain in some and penile curvature at erection for all. Usually, happens to middle aged with mean age at 53, but possible in younger or older. Its cause is idiopathic (unknown), though maybe coexisting with dupuytren's of palms. ...Read more

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What causes myositis?

What causes myositis?

Many Causes: Myositis refers to inflammation of muscle the symptoms can include one or more of the following weakness, pain and swelling. Causes of myositis include, autoimmune, infection, injury, or can be a side effect of medications. ...Read more

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Possible causes of involuntary movements/twitches?

Possible causes of involuntary movements/twitches?

Some causes: Hereditary dystonia, Tourette's, myoclonic jerks and myoclonic epilepsy, Parkinson's, Huntington's, post-traumatic reactions, tardive dykinesia, medication reactions. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dupuytren's contracture?

What are the symptoms of dupuytren's contracture?

A flexed finger: Dupuytren's contracture is a proliferation of collagen tissue in the palm, which causes the finger to be pulled into the palm. The collagen forms cords of hard tissue, preventing the finger from straightening. Unlike a trigger finger, which also gets stuck in flexion, a dupuytren's contracture can only be straightened with intervention. Treatment was initially surgical, but now can be injected. ...Read more

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What causes arthritis?

What causes arthritis?

See details: They are over 100 different types of arthritis with each having a different cause. ...Read more