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Northern European ancestry and DC
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01/13/04 01:01
Robbie

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01/13/04 01:01
Robbie

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Northern European ancestry and DC

I was told when I was first diagnosied that it was only from Scottish and Irish ancestry. My doctor was not aware of any other area being affected.

01/21/04 01:04
Jeanne

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01/21/04 01:04
Jeanne

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Ancestry

My DD comes from my father's side, which is Eastern European (Austrian/Polish/Russian) Jewish (he and my first cousin, child of his sister, have it). Since the link seems to be from the Vikings, one can presume the gene's been around for centuries, and spreading through Northern AND Eastern Europe would be expected. It's not that big an area.

01/21/04 01:44
Stage One

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01/21/04 01:44
Stage One

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Exceptions

Somewhere down below this thread is another posted
by a person (Sinjay?) who stated that to the best of
his knowledge he was of Indian descent with no non-Asian
lineage; and, he has DD/DC. On the Dave's Dupuytren site
there is a link to "Dupuytrens from a Historical Perspective." Dr. Adrian Flatt describes the condition and
statistics in various parts of the world. It is a few pages
in length and, I think, worth a read. Dr. Flatt also has
DD. If I recall correctly, DD/DC does exist outside of
Eupopean Poulations, but with comparatively low penetrance.
If Danes have a 30% penetrance, Blacks and Asians may have
3-5% or some similar comparison. Conceiveably, there might
be some unknown details in the family history. Please do
not use my Dane/Black, Asian numbers as accurate. Read the
article first hand.

01/21/04 01:51
miriam lubow

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01/21/04 01:51
miriam lubow

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not northern european

Hi -
I'm an Italian Jew born in Milan Italy and have DC in both hands and feet-
my grandfather was from Germany and grandmother from France- further back they all came from Spain.
Nobody that I know of ever mentioned this disease being in the family.
All I know is I have it, my brother had it and my sister does NOT have it (so far- she is now 65 years old.)
Go figure! I'm as clueless as the rest of you as to WHY in the world I GOT IT !!!!!
best wishes to you all

01/22/04 01:04
Anon EMUS

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01/22/04 01:04
Anon EMUS

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Genetics

Miriam,

It's a case of heredity. If you had no inflicted trauma then you and your siblings most probably inherited the ailment from both parents.
One progenitor may have had at least a dominant gene or both.

Your sister may resemble the iceman or the milkman. (Kidding of course)

Those Vikings were up to no good.

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