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Other Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Dupuytren's Disease

Symptoms of Dupuytren's disease are sometimes similar to those experienced with other conditions. Your doctor will most likely be able to find out from a physical exam whether you have Dupuytren's disease.

Conditions with symptoms similar to those of Dupuytren's disease can generally be grouped into the following categories:

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  • A condition in which a person finds it difficult to bend or straighten the finger called trigger finger
  • Occupation-related injuries, such as calluses or damage to tissues, muscles, or tendons
  • Rheumatoid arthritis conditions, which inflame the membranes or tissues lining the joints
  • Growths in the muscle, joint, bone, or tissue that may be cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign)
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer David Pichora, MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery
Last Revised March 29, 2010

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Last Updated: March 29, 2010
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