10 Causes of Necrotizing Fasciitis

By jolene
Reviewed: Dr. Gromatzky
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Cause #2: Diabetes

Diabetes is a group of metabolic disorders that results in hyperglycemia for a prolonged duration. Patients with diabetes will experience increased thirst, frequent urination, and increased hunger. Diabetes can lead to complications such as diabetic ketoacidosis, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, foot ulcers, stroke, and eye damage.

Diabetes occurs when there is decreased insulin sensitivity or if the pancreas is not producing enough insulin. It can be divided into type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Patients with diabetes are also known to have a weaker immune system, which causes infections such as necrotizing fasciitis to be more likely.

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