Diabetic Myonecrosis Presenting with Bilateral Knee Effusion

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A 50-year-old African American woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension was admitted with constant bilateral knee and thigh pain and swelling of both knees. Bilateral knee effusions were present. The diagnosis was diabetic myonecrosis. Which statement about this condition is false?

 

 

A 50-year-old African American woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension was admitted with constant bilateral knee and thigh pain and swelling of both knees. Bilateral knee effusions were present. The diagnosis was diabetic myonecrosis.
 

Which statement about diabetic myonecrosis is false?

A. It is a rare complication of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.
B. Elevated C-reactive protein and creatine phosphokinase levels are diagnostic of this complication.
C. Early diagnosis can minimize unnecessary and potentially harmful interventions.
D. It is an indicator of severe microvascular compromise.
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