Joint contractures in patients with juvenile diabetes and their siblings

H. S. Traisman, E. S. Traisman, T. J. Marr, J. Wise

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615 children (310 with diabetes, 106 nondiabetic-siblings, and 199 nonsibling controls) were examined for the presence of joint contractures. Forty children had contractures: 8.4 per cent of those with diabetes and 4.6 per cent of those without diabetes. Contractures were present, however, in 9.4 per cent of nondiabetic siblings, and only 2 per cent of nonsibling controls, suggesting a familial tendency to joint contactures. The older the patient, the more likely he was to have contractures. There was no correlation with sex, race, or age at onset of the disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-361
Number of pages2
JournalDiabetes care
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


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