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09/16/2012 14:04
edoheto32 
09/16/2012 14:04
edoheto32 
genetics

My understanding is that dupuytrens was first noticed in the Vikings and that Queen Elizibeth and Ronald Reagan had it among others and that it is ultimately caused by a genetic predisposition. Is this really true? The Vikings I guess descended from the tribe of Dan didn't they of the Israelites.

09/16/2012 14:51
wach 

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09/16/2012 14:51
wach 

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Re: genetics

Don't take the Vikings too serious. Dupuytren's exists all over the world and the first known case of Dupuytren's is probably an Egyptian mummy http://www.dupuytren-online.info/dupuytr...stribution.html.

Wolfgang

Edited 09/16/12 17:52

09/16/2012 21:00
Vikingorigins 
09/16/2012 21:00
Vikingorigins 

Re: genetics

Queen Elizabeth ? Wow, that's great news !!! It means we all have royal blood !!!

09/18/2012 18:51
Lanod 
09/18/2012 18:51
Lanod 
Re: genetics

I don't of any reports that say Queen Elizabeth (I or II) has/had a Dupuytrens condition. Other famous leaders such as Margaret Tatcher and the late Ronald Reagan etc. are reported suffers of Dupuytrens.

09/21/2012 05:04
dominic12 
09/21/2012 05:04
dominic12 
Re: genetics

I was unaware regarding these information. That was quite an interesting information to read. Would love to thank you for sharing these wonderful information online.

09/21/2012 18:56
Randy_H 
09/21/2012 18:56
Randy_H 

Re: genetics

There is no known cause of Dupuytren’s contracture, however genetics do seem to play a role, as 70% of those diagnosed have a family history of the condition. Men are more prone than women and white northern Europeans develop the condition more than other ethnicities. There are also many patients who can connect incidences of hand trauma to onset of the disease. So if you have a family history, don't go learning how to play hand drums and hit them until your fingers bleed. That's how I got here.

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