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Dupuytren's contracture in a patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus--a case report.
Niger J Med. 2007 Oct-Dec; 16(4):384-6.NJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Dupuytren's contracture is one of the manifestations of the hand syndrome in diabetes mellitus (DM). Its occurrence in diabetes mellitus is not commonly reported in this environment. This report aims to highlight the occurrence of Dupuytren's contracture as a rare manifestation of diabetic hand syndrome in a patient with type 2 DM.

METHOD

The case note of a patient with type 2 DM who developed Dupuytren's contracture in both hands and the available literature on the subject were reviewed.

RESULT

A 62-year-old Nigerian male Islamic Cleric with type 2 DM for sixteen years on follow-up at the Diabetes clinic of the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), Jos, developed flexion deformity involving both palms. His symptoms had progressed gradually over the preceding nine months before presentation. Physical examination revealed bilateral Dupuytren's contracture of the palms with hyperkeratosis and flexion deformities of the fingers. He was admitted to the surgical ward of JUTH and had surgery in the right hand. He is to have surgery in the left hand on a later date.

CONCLUSION

Dupuytren's contracture is a rare presentation of diabetic hand syndrome. A careful hand examination by physicians in all DM patients for early diagnosis and treatment is recommended.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Dept. of Medicine, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18080603

Citation

Puepet, F H., et al. "Dupuytren's Contracture in a Patient With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus--a Case Report." Nigerian Journal of Medicine : Journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria, vol. 16, no. 4, 2007, pp. 384-6.
Puepet FH, Uloko AE, Yiltok SJ, et al. Dupuytren's contracture in a patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus--a case report. Niger J Med. 2007;16(4):384-6.
Puepet, F. H., Uloko, A. E., Yiltok, S. J., & Mijinyawa, B. (2007). Dupuytren's contracture in a patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus--a case report. Nigerian Journal of Medicine : Journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria, 16(4), 384-6.
Puepet FH, et al. Dupuytren's Contracture in a Patient With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus--a Case Report. Niger J Med. 2007 Oct-Dec;16(4):384-6. PubMed PMID: 18080603.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Dupuytren's contracture in a patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus--a case report. AU - Puepet,F H, AU - Uloko,A E, AU - Yiltok,S J, AU - Mijinyawa,B, PY - 2007/12/18/pubmed PY - 2008/1/18/medline PY - 2007/12/18/entrez SP - 384 EP - 6 JF - Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria JO - Niger J Med VL - 16 IS - 4 N2 - BACKGROUND: Dupuytren's contracture is one of the manifestations of the hand syndrome in diabetes mellitus (DM). Its occurrence in diabetes mellitus is not commonly reported in this environment. This report aims to highlight the occurrence of Dupuytren's contracture as a rare manifestation of diabetic hand syndrome in a patient with type 2 DM. METHOD: The case note of a patient with type 2 DM who developed Dupuytren's contracture in both hands and the available literature on the subject were reviewed. RESULT: A 62-year-old Nigerian male Islamic Cleric with type 2 DM for sixteen years on follow-up at the Diabetes clinic of the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), Jos, developed flexion deformity involving both palms. His symptoms had progressed gradually over the preceding nine months before presentation. Physical examination revealed bilateral Dupuytren's contracture of the palms with hyperkeratosis and flexion deformities of the fingers. He was admitted to the surgical ward of JUTH and had surgery in the right hand. He is to have surgery in the left hand on a later date. CONCLUSION: Dupuytren's contracture is a rare presentation of diabetic hand syndrome. A careful hand examination by physicians in all DM patients for early diagnosis and treatment is recommended. SN - 1115-2613 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18080603/Dupuytren's_contracture_in_a_patient_with_type_2_diabetes_mellitus__a_case_report_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/8215 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -