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‘Diabetic hand’ may be marker for subclinical atherosclerosis

July 27, 2017

Adults with type 2 diabetes and limited joint mobility of the hand were more likely to have subclinical atherosclerosis, as measured by increased carotid plaque formation, when compared with adults with diabetes who do not have limited hand motion, study data from Japan show.

“‘Diabetic hand’ is a complication of the upper extremity that manifests as conditions such as limited joint mobility, Dupuytren’s contracture and trigger finger,” Yusuke Mineoka, MD, PhD, of the department of internal medicine at Otsu Municipal Hospital in Japan, and colleagues wrote. “Diabetic hand tends to be ignored in clinical situation[s], despite several reports about positive [associations] between [limited joint mobility] of the hand and microvascular complications.”

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