• Peter Brenner
  • Ghazi M. Rayan


Observations on Dupuytren’s disease tend to show that the disease occurs predominantly in countries with small homogeneous populations and spreads mostly inside one ethnic group. Because of the autosomal dominant transmission with high penetrance, mainly men in northern regions are afflicted, often those of Celtic or Viking descent (SAAR et al., 2000).


Flexion Contracture Full Thickness Skin Graft Palmar Fascia Autosomal Dominant Transmission Palmaris Longus Tendon 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Brenner
    • 1
  • Ghazi M. Rayan
    • 2
  1. 1.Catholic University of LeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.University of OklahomaUSA

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