A rare complication of diabetes mellitus in a 65-year-old man

J Diabetes Complications. 2009 Nov-Dec;23(6):438-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2008.06.001. Epub 2008 Aug 6.


Spontaneous diabetic myonecrosis is a rare complication of diabetes mellitus. It involves mostly the thigh and calf muscles. It presents with acute leg pain, without any evidence of systemic illness. Diagnosis can be difficult and delayed. Here, we report a case of a 65-year-old man presenting with this complication.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Diabetes Complications / pathology*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Muscle, Skeletal / pathology*
  • Muscular Diseases / complications*
  • Muscular Diseases / pathology*
  • Necrosis
  • Thigh