erythrasma


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erythrasma

 [er″ĭ-thraz´mah]
a chronic bacterial infection of the major skin folds due to Corynebacterium minutissimum, marked by red or brownish patches on the skin.

er·y·thras·ma

(er-i-thraz'mă),
An eruption of well-circumscribed reddish brown patches, in the axillae and groins especially, due to the presence of Corynebacterium minutissimum in the stratum corneum.
[G. erythrainō, to redden]

erythrasma

/er·y·thras·ma/ (er″ĭ-thraz´mah) a chronic bacterial infection of the major skin folds due to Corynebacterium minutissimum, marked by red or brownish patches on the skin.

erythrasma

[er′ithraz′mə]
Etymology: Gk, erythros, red
a bacterial skin infection common in the axillary or inguinal region, characterized by irregular reddish-brown areas. An asymptomatic disease, it is more common in diabetics and responds quickly to oral erythromycin. Compare intertrigo, tinea cruris.

erythrasma

infectious disease A patchy red-brown rash in the axilla and inguinal region, due to the presence of Corynebacterium minutissimum in the stratum corneum

er·y·thras·ma

(er'i-thraz'mă)
An eruption of well-circumscribed reddish-brown patches, in the axillae and groin especially, due to the presence of Corynebacterium minutissimum in the stratum corneum.
[G. erythrainō, to redden]
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Erythrasma typically appears as delineated, dry, red-brown patches in intertriginous areas, such as the axilla, groin, interdigital spaces, intergluteal cleft, perianal skin, and inframammary area.
Interdigital erythrasma is more common than previously thought; in one study of 151 patients with erythrasma, the most common site was the toe webs (64.
Erythrasma is often mistaken for tinea pedis, because both conditions cause scaling between the toes.
50 cases of erythrasma were collected at random from the outpatients of Department of Dermatology in a medical college situated in South India over a period of 1 year from Jan.
Patients with clinically confirmed diagnosis of erythrasma.
diabetes mellitus, erythrasma, eczema, psoriasis, corns, atopic dermatitis and dyshidrosis were excluded.
Differential diagnosis of psoriasis Scalp Seborrhoeic dermatitis Fungal infection Neurodermatitis Flexures Seborrhoeic dermatitis Fungal infection Candidiasis Erythrasma Hands and feet Hyperkeratotic eczema Fungal infection Table IV.
A corynebacterial triad: Prevalence of erythrasma and trichomycosis axillaris in soldiers with pitted keratolysis.
The Auckland skin clinic tinea pedis and erythrasma study.
Tinea pedis may be distinguished from erythrasma by lack of bright coral appearance when examined with a Wood's lamp.
Candidiasis, intertrigo, and erythrasma can cause similar lesions.
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