Dupuytren’s is associated with three conditions, Ledderhose, Peyronie’s and frozen shoulder. These all share a similar biology at a cellular level. Dupuytren’s is also associated with other conditions, such as diabetes, alcoholism, epilepsy, advanced HIV for reasons which are less clear. Is Dupuytren’s a risk factor for some of these other health issues or is it the other way around? This article reviews conditions associated with Dupuytren’s and some thoughts on these associations: (full text: http://www.dupuytrenfoundation.org/DupPDFs/2005_Hart_1609.pdf). Although not discussed in this review, smoking tobacco also increases the risk of developing Dupuytren’s disease, as discussed and referenced in this review (full text: http://www.dupuytrenfoundation.org/DupPDFs/2004_Conrad.pdf).
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