Diabetic cheiroarthropathy

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Diabetic cheiroarthropathy

Diabetic cheiroarthropathy is a cutaneous condition characterized by thickened skin and limited joint mobility of the hands and fingers, leading to flexion contractures, a condition associated with diabetes mellitus[1]:681 and it is observed in roughly 30% of diabetic patients with longstanding disease.[2]:540 [3] Limited Joint Mobility, or LJM, is a complication of Type 1 Diabetes. It was one of the earliest known complications, first documented in 1974.[4]

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  1. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  2. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  3. ^ http://www.medicinetoday.com.au/public/journals/1/c0701Diabetic%20cheiroarthropathy.jpg
  4. ^ http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/28/3/658.full