Why Do Diabetics Get Cellulitis?

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Definition

Cellulitis is a common skin infection caused by bacteria.

See also:

  • Orbital cellulitis
  • Periorbital cellulitis

Alternative Names

Skin infection - bacterial


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Staphylococcus and streptococcus bacteria are the most common causes of cellulitis.

The skin normally has many types of bacteria living on it. When there is a break in the skin, however, bacteria can enter the body and cause infection and inflammation....

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