Cellulitis Underlying Cause
Bacteria are normally present on the surface of the skin. The bacteria are harmless because the surface of the skin acts as a protective barrier. When this barrier is broken, bacteria can enter the skin beneath the surface and start to grow. Cellulitis is caused by a bacterial infection of the skin.
Common causes of skin breakdown include:
The two most common bacteria that cause cellulitis include:
- The most common causes of cellulitis in the legs and feet.
- A serious antibiotic-resistant form of this is called MRSA infection.
- Also called erysipelas
- Strep is the most common cause cellulitis on the face and arms.
Common types of cellulitis include:
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