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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.

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]

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. ;.

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]
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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

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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Hence the study was undertaken to know the bacterial etiological agents of intertrigo of feet which helps in selection of appropriate treatment.
These axillary conditions discussed were allergic contact dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, inverse psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa, Fox-Fordyce disease, intertrigo, erythasma, abscess, acanthosis nigricans, hyperhidrosis, granular parakeratosis, and epidermal cysts (Table 2).
'Intertrigo becomes more common as cup sizes go up, but it is more to do with the shape of the breasts than the size; even someone with small breasts could suffer intertrigo if they sagged and rubbed the skin,' says Dr Graham Johnston, a consultant dermatologist at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
A cutaneous portal of entry was identified in 14 (66.7%) of the 21 cases: onychomycosis with periungueal cellulitis in 6 cases, onychomycosis with interdigital intertrigo in 1 case, intertrigo with lymphangitis in 2 cases, intertrigo alone in 4 cases, and ulcer in 1 case (Figure 1, panels A-D).
Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of the skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation.
Malposture, painful shoulder grooves, submammary intertrigo, and back pain are the most common symptoms of women suffering from breast hypertrophy [2].
To reduce the risk of further inflammation and skin breakdown an intertrigo oil blend of base oil, lavender, and tea tree is applied to the endangered areas (see Photos 2a, 2b).
In heat and humidity, rashes, fungal/thrush infections and abscesses (intertrigo) occur between the breast and the chest watt.
As opportunistic pathogens they may overgrow the normal skin flora and cause skin diseases like intertrigo and candidiasis in diabetics, adipose and immunodeficient subjects.
Intertrigo (eg, under heavy breasts and in the sacrococcygeal region between the buttocks) is common in obese persons and may result in linear increased FDG uptake that is normally easy to recognize.
This is typical of a type of intertrigo. This rash is caused by a fungal infection which occurs where there is heat, moisture and a lack of ventilation.

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