Cellulitis and Diabetes

Cellulitis is an infection of the skin, including the soft tissues underneath it. Skin infections such as these will occur if bacteria invades your broken skin. The infection will then start spreading below your skin and then towards the soft tissues. Because of a lack of sensation due to neuropathy, people who are diabetic are at high risk of developing cellulitis.

What Causes Cellulitis in Diabetes?

Cellulitis can be caused by various bacteria. However, the more common culprits are staphylococcus, streptococcus and methicillin-resistant staph aureus (MRSA). These bacteria can enter the skin through any skin openings such as an insect bite, a scratch, a cut, a blister, an ulcer or dry peeling skin. Any skin injuries may further develop cellulitis.

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