Diabetic cheiroarthropathy

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Diabetic cheiroarthropathy
Other namesLimited Joint Mobility, or LJM
SpecialtyDermatology

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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