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Dupuytren's Disease - What Increases Your Risk

You are at an increased risk of developing Dupuytren's disease if you:

  • Have a family history of the disease.
  • Are of northern European heritage.
  • Are a male.
  • Are over age 50.

You are more likely to get Dupuytren's disease if you have certain diseases or disorders, such as diabetes or alcoholism. Cigarette smoking also increases your chances of getting the disease. You may also have a slightly higher chance of getting Dupuytren's disease if you are being treated for epilepsy.1

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Last Updated: May 25, 2010
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