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Case Reports in Endocrinology
Volume 2011, Article ID 624020, 4 pages
Case Report

An Unusual Case of Myonecrosis

1Department of General Medicine, Nilratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata 700014, India
2Phani Kutir, Udaypur (South), 82 Olay Chandi Road, Kolkata 700049, India

Received 25 May 2011; Accepted 27 June 2011

Academic Editors: I. Broom, K. Iida, and T. Konrad

Copyright © 2011 P. Mukhopadhyay et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Diabetic Myonecrosis is a rare complication of long-standing Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 and 2. The most likely affected areas are of proximal lower limbs, mostly the quadriceps muscle. The presenting features are myriad and a diagnostic conundrum for the physician. There has been previously mentioned, through few case reports, the classical presentation of diabetes-related muscle infarction. Here we present a patient of diabetic myonecrosis, in whom the initial presentation of diabetes mellitus was that of bilateral symmetric proximal upper limb predominant muscle infarction, which has never been reported before.