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dupuytren's and autoimmune diseases
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11/26/1999 23:40
julie 
11/26/1999 23:40
julie 
dupuytren's and autoimmune diseases

Has anyone been diagnosed with Dupuytren's contracture and autoimmune diseases such as Reiter's syndrome and aphthous ulcers? My husband has all of these, and has recently redeveloped nocturnal asthma (he had it as a child). Any experience will be helpful. Thank you.

11/28/1999 23:31
Kemal

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11/28/1999 23:31
Kemal

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autoimmune

I (44, Man) DC and a bit of Rheuma which I have got from my family. I am quite sure DC is an autoimmune disease. I am trying to stop it with corticoid on my hand. We will see.
In the literatue DC is often connected to Diabetes and Rheuma

06/13/2000 23:52
D Beason

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06/13/2000 23:52
D Beason

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Non-Surgical Cure ?

Hope you can help!

I’m new to the Dupuytren's Forum, but not to Dupuytren's that showed up about 10 years ago. Had surgery on my left hand 2 years ago but Dupuytren's is now back in the L hand worse than ever. So I know from experience surgery is only a stopgap.

I know about the French Needle so I am very interested in info about non-surgical cures. Question:

1) Are there any legit non-surgical cures? Who and where?
2) Is the SUNY Stony Brook cure near going public? Any info on the status?
3) Are there any doctors (or anyone else) doing injections? Who and where?

Please help with any info you have. I don’t want any more surgery!

Thanks.

12/31/2000 23:36
Lyn Mynott

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12/31/2000 23:36
Lyn Mynott

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Autoimmune disease and dupuytren

Hi, I am wondering if your husband has any of the symptoms of thyroid disease as this is often an autoimmune disease and I am researching to see if thyroid disease and dupuytren contracture are linked in any way as we have found that thyroid disease is linked to many other diseases, such as ME, MS, autism, diabetes, altzheimers, infertility etc.

01/22/2001 23:58
Helen 
01/22/2001 23:58
Helen 
dupuytrens and auto immune

My husband has dupuytrens which has been operated on only to reoccur. His father died from Motor Neutone Disease. Are these two related?

01/09/2002 23:19
caroline

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01/09/2002 23:19
caroline

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dupuytren~sq~s and other symptoms

Skimmed through various parts of this forum to try to determine whether to have surgery on little finger. I noticed people mentioning possible correlation with other disorders. I am a 61 yo female with various connective tissue problems for years. I have (or have had) in recent years Dupuytren's, fibromyalgia, frozen shoulder, plantar faciaitis (sp?) and since young adulthood have had mandibular tori. I really became curious seeing all of these except for the fibromyalgia mentioned.

Does anyone have similar experiences or any enlightenment?

08/24/2005 23:27
Sarah 
08/24/2005 23:27
Sarah 
DC and frozen shoulder

I (43 yo female) have had DC for 8(ish) years and have just had my first surgery - still in the recovery stage from this. I have also had 2 frozen shoulders for 2 yrs but I had no idea that it could be contected to my DC. Can anyone point me in the direction of any reading that may throw more light on this.

08/24/2005 23:49
Wolfgang Wach

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08/24/2005 23:49
Wolfgang Wach

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Frozen shoulder & Dupuytren

Hi Sarah,

I happened to run across a paper today that might be interesting:

Smith SP; Devaraj VS; Bunker TD, The association between frozen shoulder and Dupuytren's disease, Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery / American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 10/2(2004)p 149 - 151. From the abstract: "Fifty-eight patients with the diagnosis of primary frozen shoulder were independently examined by 3 surgeons for evidence of Dupuytren's disease. The disease was found in 52% (30/58) of the patients reviewed. These figures were compared with previously reported figures for a population of similar age. This showed that Dupuytren's disease is 8.27 (95% CI, 6.25-11.2) times more common in patients with frozen shoulder than in the general population; the difference between the two was highly statistically significant".

Statistically this connection is so obvious that I guess we should view Dupuytren, Ledderhose, Peyronie, and frozen shoulder as connected. The root cause of all of these diseases is not fully understood but maybe therapies might benefit from each other.

Wolfgang

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