This 49-year-old presents with an ulcer, open wound and renal insufficiency. For some reason, this calls to mind Sergeant Hulka’s big toe. Which movie features Sergeant Hulka? What should you call this infection?
Sergeant Hulka appears in the movie ‘Stripes,’ with a cast that includes Bill Murray and John Candy. As for this infection, it’s a soft tissue infection with cortical irregularity (arrow) and edema. When you see those findings, without bone destruction or erasure, it’s consistent with cortical osteitis, superficial osteomyelitis or noninvasive osteomyelitis. For more case review, head to MRI Online.