Aetiology of Dupuytren's contracture.

  title={Aetiology of Dupuytren's contracture.},
  author={George A. C. Murrell and John T. Hueston},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery},
  volume={60 4},
Dupuytren's contracture is a fascinating, deforming, fibrotic condition of the palmar fascia which has confounded clinicians and scientists for centuries. The aim of this paper is to place in perspective the longstanding associations of age, sex, race, hereditary factors, diabetes and alcohol consumption with the more recent novel investigations at the cellular level. In concert, the findings indicate that a number of factors may lead to the narrowing of palmar fascia microvessels, with… CONTINUE READING


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