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Could coenzyme Q10 be the treatment for Dupuytren’s disease?
  1. Wilma Lourens
  1. Department of Medicine, Sligo University Hospital, Sligo, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Wilma Lourens, wilma.lourens{at}


A patient with Dupuytren’s disease noted progressive disappearance of the contractures of both hands over a 3-year period while taking coenzyme Q10 daily for an unrelated condition. The function and appearance of his hands were restored to almost normal.

  • medical management
  • orthopaedics
  • drugs: musculoskeletal and joint diseases

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  • Contributors WL examined and treated this patient.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.