A subtle diabetic flesh eating infection

This man came into the hospital with a wound on his right foot with some swelling and redness. His x-ray did not show evidence of bone infection or gas. An MRI was ordered which showed a bit of swelling in the muscles and skin, no abscess or bone infection. He was awake and talking pleasantly. … Continue reading A subtle diabetic flesh eating infection

Understanding Diabetic Foot Infections

We treat infections either surgically or with antibiotics, sometimes both. How we devise the treatment plan depends on what kind of infection we are dealing with, so let's talk about the different kinds of infections. Cellulitis (skin infection) Cellulitis is the medical word used to describe an infection of the skin. Usually, there is a … Continue reading Understanding Diabetic Foot Infections