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What are diabetic foot infections?
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
7 doctors agree
In brief: Diabetic foot infect
The diabetic can develop ulcers in the foot that can get colonized with bacteria and infected easily.
The ability of the diabetic to heal is compromised. Often, these ulcers are colonized with more than one type of bacteria. The level of infection can advance (become deeper) very quickly and then muscle, tendon and bone become exposed creating further treatment challenges.

In brief: Diabetic foot infect
The diabetic can develop ulcers in the foot that can get colonized with bacteria and infected easily.
The ability of the diabetic to heal is compromised. Often, these ulcers are colonized with more than one type of bacteria. The level of infection can advance (become deeper) very quickly and then muscle, tendon and bone become exposed creating further treatment challenges.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Various factors
Diabetic patients often times will have poor circulation and a diminished healing ability which makes them more susceptible to developing foot infections.
The presence of neuropathy is also a main contributor to the development of ulceration. If not treated promptly and appropriately, the foot ulcer can become infected, .

In brief: Various factors
Diabetic patients often times will have poor circulation and a diminished healing ability which makes them more susceptible to developing foot infections.
The presence of neuropathy is also a main contributor to the development of ulceration. If not treated promptly and appropriately, the foot ulcer can become infected, .
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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In brief: From bacteria/fungus
An infection arises when bacteria (most often) or fungus overwhelm the body's ability to control it.
An open wound is not always infected but can be holding bacteria (colonized)

In brief: From bacteria/fungus
An infection arises when bacteria (most often) or fungus overwhelm the body's ability to control it.
An open wound is not always infected but can be holding bacteria (colonized)
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Wounds
In a diabetic that become infected can lead to serious limb threatening problems.

In brief: Wounds
In a diabetic that become infected can lead to serious limb threatening problems.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Infect
An infection of the foot in diabetics.

In brief: Infect
An infection of the foot in diabetics.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
In brief: Infections of the
feet that occur in a patient who has diabetes….
(they are more high risk as they often can have some degree of neuropathy or poor circulation.)

In brief: Infections of the
feet that occur in a patient who has diabetes….
(they are more high risk as they often can have some degree of neuropathy or poor circulation.)
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
In brief: A serious problem!
When diabetics have uncontrolled blood sugars and develop peripheral neuropathy, they can develop a wound or sore on their foot without realizing, due to their numbness.
If the wound becomes infected the consequences may be serious: surgery, antibiotics, even amputations may be necessary.

In brief: A serious problem!
When diabetics have uncontrolled blood sugars and develop peripheral neuropathy, they can develop a wound or sore on their foot without realizing, due to their numbness.
If the wound becomes infected the consequences may be serious: surgery, antibiotics, even amputations may be necessary.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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