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Case Reports in EndocrinologyVolume 2013 2013, Article ID 257028, 3 pages

Case Report

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Howard University Hospital, 2041 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20060, USA

Department of Internal Medicine, Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC 20060, USA

Received 22 March 2013; Accepted 27 April 2013

Academic Editors: M. A. Boyanov, E. Hershkovitz, K. Iida, and W. V. Moore

Copyright © 2013 Rabia Cherqaoui et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Diabetes mellitus is associated with a wide variety of rheumatologic manifestations which can significantly affect a patient-s quality of life. One of these manifestations includes diabetic cheiroarthropathy DCA which affects the hands. We review a case of a 28-year-old female patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus who was diagnosed with DCA after complaining of limited movements of all joints in her hands and tightening of the skin. We examine how the diagnosis was made, the treatment administered, and the successful clinical outcome. Clinicians should be able to identify and treat this affliction. The diagnosis is mainly clinical. It is imperative to remember that the presence of DCA carries with it a significant relationship with microvascular disease.

Autor: Rabia Cherqaoui, Sheldon McKenzie, and Gail Nunlee-Bland

Fuente: https://www.hindawi.com/


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