Diabetic Cheiroarthropathy


Which of the following statements about diabetic cheiroarthropathy are true?

Diabetic cheiroarthropathy is defined by stiffness of the hands and flexion contractures seen in patients with long-standing type 1 DM, as well as with type 2 DM.

Which of the following statements about this condition are true?

A. It is characterized by thick, waxy skin associated with sclerosis of tendon sheaths.
B. It often results in the "prayer sign."
C. Accumulation of collagen in skin and flexor tendons in DM can lead to loss of full extension of the fingers.
D. There is no specific treatment for diabetic cheiroarthropathy.
E. All of the above are true.
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