Medical Notes: Week of September 22, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of September 22, 2019.

Dupuytren Disease: Crippler of Hands

Dupuytren disease (pronounced DOO-pah-tren) is the most common disorder crippling hands that most people have never heard of. It is a genetic condition of the fascia beneath the skin of the palms, and it stubbornly resists treatment. An expert and a patient discuss the disorder.

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16-44 Segment 1: Lupus and the Skin

A minority of patients have lupus only on the skin, and while this is not life threatening, it can still be psychologically devastating.