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intertrigo

 [in″ter-tri´go]
an erythematous skin eruption occurring on apposed surfaces of the skin, as the creases of the neck, folds of the groin and armpit, and beneath pendulous breasts. It is caused by moisture, warmth, friction, sweat retention, and infectious agents. Fungal infections, such as with Candida, may complicate the condition. Symptoms include burning, itching, moistness, redness, maceration, and sometimes erosions, fissures, and exudations. It is most likely to occur in obese persons, and particularly in those with diabetes mellitus. Intertrigo is most prevalent in hot and humid regions.

In treatment of intertrigo, the apposing body surfaces should be thoroughly cleansed and dried, and then sprinkled with talcum powder containing zinc oxide. Cornstarch is not recommended as it can serve as a glucose-rich culture medium for the growth of bacteria. Sometimes gauze strips between the adjacent skin surfaces will help keep the area dry and exposed to air.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·ter·tri·go

(in'tĕr-trī'gō),
Irritant dermatitis occurring between folds or juxtaposed surfaces of the skin, as between the buttocks, between the scrotum and the thigh, beneath pendulous breasts, etc.; caused by friction, sweat retention, moisture, warmth, and concomitant overgrowth of resident microorganisms; occurring in young children (see diaper dermatitis) and obese adults.
[L. a galling of the skin, fr. inter, between, + tero, to rub]
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intertrigo

Dermatology Superficial dermatitis due to prolonged moisture and bacteria in skin fold areas, often in overweight people Sites Inner thighs, armpits, under breasts. See Morbid obesiity&ensp. ;.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in·ter·tri·go

(in'tĕr-trī'gō)
Irritant dermatitis occurring between folds or juxtaposed surfaces of the skin, such as between the scrotum and the thigh, caused by friction, sweat retention, moisture, warmth, and concomitant overgrowth of resident microorganisms.
[L. a galling of the skin, fr. inter, between, + tero, to rub]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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INTERTRIGO OCCURRING IN ARMPIT

intertrigo

(in?ter-tri'go) [? + terere, to rub]
Skin chafing that occurs in or under folds of skin. The irritation and trapped moisture often result in secondary bacterial or fungal infection.
See: illustration; erythema intertrigointertriginous, adjective
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intertrigo

A DERMATITIS occurring in areas where skin surfaces come into contact with, and chafe, each other. It is a feature of obesity and occurs under the breasts, between the buttocks and between the thighs. The condition responds to loss of weight and attention to washing and to the care of the skin in the intertriginous areas.
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