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What type of skin infections are most common in type 1 diabetics

By Anonymous July 7, 2017 - 8:05am
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Hi, Anon.

Thank you for your post.

Diabetes increases susceptibility to various types of infections. The most common sites of infection in diabetic patients are the skin and urinary tract. Two skin infections I know of:

Sensory neuropathy, atherosclerotic vascular disease, and hyperglycemia all predispose patients with diabetes to skin and soft tissue infections. These can affect any skin surface but most commonly involve the feet.

Bullosis diabeticorum is a spontaneous, noninflammatory, blistering condition of acral skin that is unique to patients with diabetes mellitus. Blisters in this disease typically heal spontaneously, within 2-6 weeks, but secondary infection may develop. Contact your doctor for more information.


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