Humeral Osteomyelitis due toStaphylococcal aureusInfection as the Initial Presentation of Diabetes Mellitus

Cho-Ok Baek, Ki Hoi Kim, Sun Kyung Song, Jong Myoung Lee, Ji Hye Kim
2015 Journal of Korean Diabetes  
Diabetes mellitus is a common disorder and presents in different ways. Shoulder pain is a common musculoskeletal complaint, especially in middle-aged or older-aged men. While it is widely accepted that diabetics have an increased propensity to develop infections, a diagnosis of osteomyelitis of the humerus as the etiology of constant shoulder pain might be delayed, as occurred in this case study, until patients' develop clear signs of infection. Here, we describe a case of subacute
more » ... bacute osteomyelitis as the first physical symptom of diabetes; the possibility of osteomyelitis should therefore be investigated in all patients with diabetes mellitus who develop joint or bone-related pain. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
doi:10.4093/jkd.2015.16.3.218 fatcat:ag6zzwolorghxc2snkgvk3eo4e