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Dupuytren’s Contracture

Series Editor and Author: Frank L. Urbano, MD

1. All of the following are etiologies for Dupuytren’s contracture EXCEPT:
  1. Chronic alcoholism
  2. Diabetes mellitus
  3. Trauma (including work-related trauma)
  4. Herpetic whitlow
  5. Anticonvulsant therapy
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2. Which of the following statements about the epidemiology of Dupuytren’s contracture is true?

  1. It most commonly affects women older than 60 years of age.
  2. It most commonly affects individuals of Nordic, Irish, or Eastern European descent.
  3. It is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait.
  4. Smoking has no effect on the development of Dupuytren’s contracture.
  5. Fifty to 75% of patients with diabetes mellitus have Dupuytren’s contracture.
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3. Treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture include all of the following EXCEPT:
  1. Surgical release of the contracture
  2. Local corticosteroid injections
  3. Calcium channel blockers
  4. Gene therapy
  5. Radiotherapy
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