Acute limb ischemia secondary to myositis-induced compartment syndrome in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus infection

Russell Lam, Peter H. Lin, Suresh Alankar, Qizhi Yao, Ruth L. Bush, Changyi Chen, Alan B. Lumsden

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Abstract

Myositis, while uncommon, develops more frequently in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection. We report 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. This case underscores the importance of recognizing compartment syndrome as a cause of acute limb ischemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1103-1105
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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