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7th Indo Global Diabetes Summit and Medicare Expo

Bengaluru, India

Nivedita E

Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, India

Title: Painful limb of the severely hyperglycemic-An unrecognised complication of diabetes mellitus

Biography

Biography: Nivedita E

Abstract

We describe a case of a 55-year-old male with a 10 -year history of type 2 diabetes mellitus, who was presented to our casualty with complaints of sudden onset of left thigh pain and swelling. On evaluation, his blood sugars were found to be elevated, his glycosylated haemoglobin value was high, ESR was raised, CK value was 1800 U/L. We made a presumptive diagnosis of pyomyositis and initiated intravenous antibiotics, but he showed no improvement. Blood and tissue samples were examined for microorganisms and demonstrated no white blood cells and no organisms. Then an MRI of the limb was considered for further evaluation.