Recurrent diabetic myonecrosis: a rare complication of a common disease

Indian J Med Sci. 2011 Jul;65(7):311-5.


Spontaneous aseptic diabetic muscle infarction (DMI) is one of the rare complications of diabetes. We report a case of type 2 diabetes mellitus with advanced microvascular complications presenting with severe muscular pain. She was diagnosed as DMI on the basis of clinical presentation, radiological and histopathological investigations. She was managed conservatively. During 18 months of follow up, she had good improvement but subsequently other muscle groups were involved suggesting recurrent DMI.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications*
  • Diabetic Nephropathies / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Muscular Diseases / etiology*
  • Muscular Diseases / pathology*
  • Necrosis / pathology
  • Recurrence
  • Thigh / pathology