Erythrasma- Symptom, Causes, Treatment of Erythrasma
Erythrasma is the skin infection that is induced by the bacterium Corynebacterium minutissimum.
the skin between the toes to
flaking, cracking and sogginess which resemble the emergence of athletes foot. It can also
in skin folds such as the groins, between the buttocks, below the breasts and in the armpits, causing asymmetric pink-brown scaly patches which seems like intertrigo. The infection is
in adults, and is more
in diabetics and people living in tropical climates.
erythrasma from fungal skin infections. Doctors can
do this by examining the
skin with wood's light (ultraviolet light filtered through a specific glass), under which erythrasma
coral-red fluorescence. The condition clears up
when treated with appropriate antibiotics by mouth. Antibacterial soaps may
to prevent ecurrence.