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Keywords:

  • Dupuytren's disease;
  • familial fibromatosis;
  • hereditary predisposition

The cause of fibromatosis is unknown. A literature review provides strong evidence that genetic factors may play an important aetiological role. This report describes a family in which fibromatosis has been present in at least five individuals. It is proposed that this family provides further evidence for a hereditary predisposition to fibromatosis.