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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 1

Osteomyelitis of the humerus as the initial presentation of Diabetes Mellitus

1 University Medical Unit, Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka
2 Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

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A T Matthias
University Medical Unit, Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka

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Most cases of osteomyelitis occur in patient's foot with diabetes mellitus. Osteomyelitis occurs in the presence of vascular insufficiency. Here, a case of chronic osteomyelitis as the first presentation of diabetes is described, therefore it is concluded that all patients with osteomyelitis should be screened for diabetes.

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