Diabetic cheiroarthropathy

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Diabetic cheiroarthropathy
Other namesLimited Joint Mobility, or LJM

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] It was one of the earliest known complications of diabetes, 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 978-1-4160-2999-1.
  2. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-7216-2921-6.
  3. ^ http://www.medicinetoday.com.au/public/journals/1/c0701Diabetic%20cheiroarthropathy.jpg
  4. ^ Lindsay, J. R.; Kennedy, L.; Atkinson, A. B.; Bell, P. M.; Carson, D. J.; McCance, D. R.; Hunter, S. J. (2005). "Reduced Prevalence of Limited Joint Mobility in Type 1 Diabetes in a U.K. Clinic Population over a 20-Year Period". Diabetes Care. 28 (3): 658–661. doi:10.2337/diacare.28.3.658.