Dupuytren’s Diathesis in an African Male

Richard Mbuva1, James Kigera2, Michael Maru3, Tom Mogire2, Ezekiel Oburu2

  1. Defence Forces Hospital, Nairobi

  2. School of Medicine, University of Nairobi

  3. PCEA Kikuyu Hospital

Correspondence to: Dr. Richard Mbuva, P. O. Box 19676-00200, Nairobi, Kenya.

Email: mbuvarichard@gmail.com


Dupuytren’s disease is not common in the African population. Like in other populations early intervention before severe contractures is important in order to prevent recurrence. We present a case of a young African with Dupuytren’s diathesis.

Keywords: Dupuytren’s, Diathesis, African, Surgery

Ann Afr Surg. 2016;13(2): 84-5.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/aas.v13i2.12


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