Published in AIDS Weekly, June 23rd, 2003
According to a study from the United States, "myositis, while uncommon, develops more frequently in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection."
R. Lam and coauthors at the Baylor College of Medicine described "a case of acute lower leg ischemia caused by myositis in such a patient."
"Urgent four-compartment fasciotomy of the lower leg was performed, which decompressed the compartmental hypertension and reversed the arterial ischemia," they reported.
"This case underscores the importance of recognizing compartment syndrome as a cause of...
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