main en griffe

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main en griffe [man-ong-grēf´] clawhand.
The hand deformity characterised by flexion and atrophy, which may follow the claw foot deformity of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, in which the atrophy is usually confined to the distal arm; clawhand deformity may also occur in Dejerine-Sottas’ hypertrophic polyneuropathy, leprosy, and Refsum’s disease; a similar ‘stiff hand’ occurs in mucopolysaccharidosis, type I-S
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