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18.09.07 21:47
trein 
18.09.07 21:47
trein 
DD in young people

My Daughter has just been diagnosed with DD. Everything I have read so far about this says that it is more common in men then women, and mostly in older people. She has just turned 20. Has anyone else that young been diagnosed with this?

18.09.07 21:53
jim_h 
18.09.07 21:53
jim_h 
Re: DD in young people

It's rare, but I've heard of it. Or at least, I recall seeing at least one post on another forum several years ago, from a parent of a child who'd received that diagnosis. I guess I'm a little skeptical.

18.09.07 21:58
Peter 
18.09.07 21:58
Peter 
Re: DD in young people

My brother was 25 when he started showing signs. At 35 has pretty a pretty advanced case. IIRC he was the youngest case seen by the hand specialists in his area.

18.09.07 22:06
trein 
18.09.07 22:06
trein 
Re: DD in young people

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. She really hasn't said anything about it beforehand, and it has been only a couple of days that her fingers have started to "curl". I am thinking in the last week or so. She is an EMT and has to lift alot, so that has me skeptical about being diagnosed with this because again all I have been reading has been that it comes on gradually....any ideas?

19.09.07 06:52
Sandie1141 
19.09.07 06:52
Sandie1141 
Re: DD in young people

It isn't always a gradual process. There are a lot of factors that could cause DD to progress faster in some people as opposed to others. It's believed that if your hands are involved in some kind of trauma or impact (such as using a hand drill on a daily basis, hammering, etc.) can cause it to advance at a quicker rate. Also, smoking, alcohol and glucosamine can be factors. It's important for her to start looking for treatment early rather than later.

Dr. Kline believe that radiotherapy could be an excellent treatment, if caught early enough.

19.09.07 10:13
wach 

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19.09.07 10:13
wach 

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Re: DD in young people

There are also other reasons why fingers curl. As this in your daughter's case goes so quickly I would not think of Dupuytren in the first place but only a doctor can diaganose this. So finding a good hand surgeon or MD is probably the best approach. Having said this, the earliest age of onset of Dupuytren I have heard of is with small kids. It can well happen with 20 (though it is not frequent).

Wolfgang

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Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. She really hasn't said anything about it beforehand, and it has been only a couple of days that her fingers have started to "curl". I am thinking in the last week or so. She is an EMT and has to lift alot, so that has me skeptical about being diagnosed with this because again all I have been reading has been that it comes on gradually....any ideas?





Edited at 19.09.07 10:14

03.10.07 03:25
Twinmom 
03.10.07 03:25
Twinmom 
Re: DD in young people

quoting "Also, smoking, alcohol and glucosamine can be factors"
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Can you tell me more about glucosamine? I've had mild contracture for decades and in June/July it started getting really bad, and painful. Reading your comment about glucosamine made me remember that in April I started taking Glucosamine (then ran out in August and forgot to get more).

Twinmom

03.10.07 07:54
Wolfgang

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03.10.07 07:54
Wolfgang

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Glucosamine

To Twinmom:

You might have a look at the bottom of this page

http://www.dupuytren-online.info/dupuytr..._therapies.html

Wolfgang

03.10.07 12:16
Twinmom 
03.10.07 12:16
Twinmom 
Re: DD in young people

Thank you Wolfgang. Much appreciated. I missed that when I read your website the first time.

Twinmom

07.04.10 02:13
nicoleey

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07.04.10 02:13
nicoleey

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Re: DD in young people

I am 17 years old. And I was diagnosed with Dupuytren's contracture at age 16.

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