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Diabetic Muscle Infarction

Recurrent Diabetic Muscle Infarction Presenting With Painful Thigh Swellings Simulating Recurrent Deep Venous Thrombosis



Atraumatic painful swollen lower extremity has limited differential diagnosis and in patients with risk factors for venous thromboembolism offers little challenge. Poor awareness of rare entities results in misdiagnosis and mismanagement. Diabetic muscle infarction is a rare complication of longstanding uncontrolled diabetes mellitus causing ischemic skeletal myonecrosis and similar presentation.

23 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 04 Nov, 2015


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