• Treatment of erythrasma is a single dose of oral clarithromycin 1 g. (merckmanuals.com)
  • A comparison between the effectiveness of erythromycin, single-dose clarithromycin and topical fusidic acid in the treatment of erythrasma. (malacards.org)
  • The treatment of erythrasma may include benzoyl peroxide uses at the affected area and using the sanitizing alcohol gel. (medicalrealm.net)
  • Treatment of erythrasma caused by Corynbacterium minutissimum . (drugs.com)
  • Hamann K, Thorn P. Systemic or local treatment of erythrasma? (springer.com)
  • In such individuals, this organism has caused infections other than erythrasma. (medscape.com)
  • Owing to the association of erythrasma with other corynebacterial skin infections such as pitted keratolysis and trichomycosis axillaris, all body folds and feet should be screened. (medscape.com)
  • Investigation of Intertriginous Mycotic and Pseudomycotic (Erythrasma) Infections and Their Causative Agents with Emphasize on Clinical Presentations. (medscape.com)
  • Erythrasma is commonly mistaken for mycotic infections. (neurologyadvisor.com)
  • Barrier disruption due to ongoing erythrasma may put the patient at risk for co-bacterial and fungal infections. (neurologyadvisor.com)
  • used in diagnosis of fungal infections of the scalp and erythrasma , and to reveal the presence of porphyrins and fluorescent minerals. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Canesten Clotrimazole Cream 1% w/w is used to treat fungal skin infections such as athlete's foot, white spots, ringworm, fungal infection of the skin folds & erythrasma (skin redness/irritation). (mims.com)
  • Bacterial skin infections caused by corynebacteria include erythrasma, trichomycosis axillaris and pitted keratolysis. (pubfacts.com)
  • C minutissimum, a member of the normal skin flora, is the causative agent of erythrasma. (medscape.com)
  • Co·ry·ne·bac·te·ri·um/ ( -bak-tēr´e-um ) a genus of bacteria including C. ac´nes, a species present in acne lesions, C. diphthe´riae, the etiologic agent of diphtheria, C. minutis´simum, the etiologic agent of erythrasma, and C. pseudodiphtheri´ticum, a nonpathogenic species present in the respiratory tract. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The easiest way to diagnose erythrasma is to expose the area to ultraviolet light . (wisegeekhealth.com)
  • Since all these different forms of bacteria and fungus require different forms of treatment it is important to correctly diagnose erythrasma and treat it accordingly. (beautyskincareandhair.com)
  • A 2008 study found that interdigital erythrasma was more common in women (83% of 24 patients). (medscape.com)
  • The prevalence of interdigital erythrasma in southern region of Turkey. (medscape.com)
  • The most common is interdigital erythrasma, which is of the foot, and may present as a scaling, fissuring, and chronic non-resolving break down of the toe web interspaces. (wikipedia.org)
  • The prevalence of interdigital erythrasma: a prospective study from an outpatient clinic in Turkey. (malacards.org)
  • Erythrasma is a chronic superficial infection of the intertriginous areas of the skin. (medscape.com)
  • Erythrasma is bacterial skin infection of the intertriginous areas caused by Mycobacterium minutismus. (drmhijazy.com)
  • In a study conducted in Turkey, the rate of erythrasma was found to be 46.7% among 122 patients with interdigital foot lesions. (medscape.com)
  • Exogenous coproporphyrin III production by Corynebacterium aurimucosum and Microbacterium oxydans in erythrasma lesions. (medscape.com)
  • The generalized erythrasma is most commonly seen in type 2 diabetes mellitus where the lesions go beyond the areas of the body where skin is rubbing together. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lesions of erythrasma are initially pink, but progress quickly to become brown and scaly (as skin starts to shed), which are sharply distinguished. (wikipedia.org)
  • Karakatsanis G, Vakirlis E, Kastoridou C, Devliotou-Panagiotidou D. Coexistence of pityriasis versicolor and erythrasma. (medscape.com)
  • Not only is this an aesthetically unappealing condition, but there is evidence to support that disciform erythrasma can be an early sign of type 2 diabetes mellitus. (wikipedia.org)
  • Erythrasma may also involve the axillae, submammary or abdominal folds, and perineum, particularly in obese middle-aged women and in patients with diabetes. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Erythrasma most often affects adults, especially those with diabetes , and people in the tropics. (lymphedemapeople.com)
  • Some of the predisposing factors that cause Erythrasma are obesity, diabetes, poor hygiene and age. (amazonaws.com)
  • Erythrasma is a long-term skin infection caused by bacteria. (medlineplus.gov)
  • This means that the bacteria causes erythrasma by breaking down keratin Fibrils in the skin. (wikipedia.org)
  • anon336350-- I don't know any names, but erythrasma is a bacterial infection and bacteria will respond to antibiotics. (wisegeekhealth.com)
  • I'm just wondering if the cream would work, since it's primarily an antifungal, whereas erythrasma is a bacteria. (medhelp.org)
  • However, a simple side-room investigation with a Wood's lamp is additionally useful in diagnosing erythrasma. (wikipedia.org)
  • Erythrasma can be distinguished from ringworm with a Wood's light (a type of UV light) which causes erythrasma characteristically to fluoresce a coral-red color. (lymphedemapeople.com)
  • Wood's lamp examination is also helpful since erythrasma will fluoresce pink. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Erythrasma is a chronic superficial bacterial infection of skin folds, groin, armpits, more commonly seen in obese or diabetics. (healthtap.com)
  • Finally, a skin condition called erythrasma , which can be very itchy, can be found in the armpits. (skinsight.com)
  • Erythrasma is often found in areas of excessive sweating, like the groin or armpits. (skinsight.com)
  • Erythrasma manifests mostly in slightly webbed spaces between toes (or other body region skin folds like the thighs/groin area) in warm atmospheric regions, and is more prevalent in dark skinned humans. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dark discoloration associated with erythrasma is usually limited to body folds that are naturally moist and occluded. (medscape.com)
  • The axillae, submammary area, periumbilical region, and intergluteal folds are less commonly involved in erythrasma. (medscape.com)
  • Erythrasma is a common chronic skin condition affecting the skin folds. (skinsight.com)
  • Less commonly, erythrasma can be found in the buttock crevice or in the folds underneath the breasts. (skinsight.com)
  • Erythrasma is a bacterial skin infection which favors moist folds of the skin. (wisegeekhealth.com)
  • Infection with tinea , a type of fungus, is also sometimes mistaken for erythrasma, especially since tinea favors the folds of the skin as well. (wisegeekhealth.com)
  • Erythrasma is a bacterial infection of the skin affecting skin folds and is one of the common skin disorders. (beautyskincareandhair.com)
  • The incidence of erythrasma is higher in black patients. (medscape.com)
  • The incidence of erythrasma increases with age, but no age group is immune to the disease. (medscape.com)
  • The present study was undertaken at the Student Health Service of The University of Chicago to note the incidence of erythrasma of the toewebs in a normal student population. (jamanetwork.com)
  • Differential diagnosis of erythrasma includes perianal streptococcal cellulitis. (merckmanuals.com)
  • L08.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of erythrasma. (icd.codes)
  • Coral-Red Fluorescence of Erythrasma Plaque. (malacards.org)
  • In Erythrasma, a bright coral-red fluorescence is seen. (targetwoman.com)
  • Erythrasma may present as corral red fluorescence on wood lamp examination. (medicalrealm.net)
  • Characteristically, erythrasma gives a coral red fluorescence as seen under Wood s Light. (drmhijazy.com)
  • Erythrasma fluoresces a characteristic coral-red color under a Wood light due to production of porphyrin by the causative bacterium. (merckmanuals.com)
  • A corynebacterial triad: Prevalence of erythrasma and trichomycosis axillaris in soldiers with pitted keratolysis. (medscape.com)
  • Finch J. Case of trichomycosis axillaris and erythrasma. (medscape.com)
  • Coexistent erythrasma, trichomycosis axillaris, and pitted keratolysis: an overlooked corynebacterial triad? (pubfacts.com)
  • Call your provider if you have symptoms of erythrasma. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Erythrasma usually causes no symptoms, but some people report mild itching or burning, especially in the groin area. (skinsight.com)
  • What are the most common symptoms of erythrasma? (healthtap.com)
  • Topical antiseptics containing chlorhexidine or benzalkonium chloride have been shown to be effective against Corynebacterium in vitro and might help patients with erythrasma. (merckmanuals.com)
  • If Wood light and potassium hydroxide (KOH) or fungal culture are not available to distinguish between erythrasma and superficial fungal infection, a combination of antibacterial and antifungal topical preparations should be considered. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Erythrasma is usually with a topical or oral antibiotic, such as erythromycin (ERYC) or clarithromycin (Biaxin). (livestrong.com)
  • Erythrasma needs topical eryhtromycin, which is by prescription. (medhelp.org)
  • Erythrasma can be treated with prescription topical or oral antibiotics. (skinsight.com)
  • Photo dynamic therapy using a red light is used in some cases to clear Erythrasma and to improve the rash in the remaining patients. (targetwoman.com)
  • The minute rash like appearance due to erythrasma begins as a slow growth encompassing a large patch of dry skin that is characterized by a fine-grained, scaley, creased surface. (beautyskincareandhair.com)
  • However, the rash of erythrasma is flat and brown throughout the affected area. (verywellhealth.com)
  • The best manner to ascertain whether the skin infection is really erythrasma is to display the patch of skin under ultraviolet light. (beautyskincareandhair.com)
  • Solution of aluminum chloride inhibits moisture and sweating as Erythrasma occurs in moist skin, this could be used. (targetwoman.com)
  • As with other groin rashes, a warm and moist environment favors the development of erythrasma. (livestrong.com)
  • Erysipelas, 'malignant pustules' and erythrasma. (intekom.com)
  • Patients with erythrasma should be instructed to keep the area dry. (medscape.com)
  • Immunosuppressed patients with erythrasma and the risk of complications are of special concern. (medscape.com)
  • Erythrasma was encountered in 2 of 53 of this cohort in male patients, whereas trichobacteriosis was noted in 4 of 53. (medscape.com)
  • Patients with erythrasma present with well-demarcated, minimally scaly, red-brown patches in the ____________ area(s). (mdedge.com)
  • Some complications may arise for patients with low immunity and those who have surgical wounds when they are infected with Erythrasma. (amazonaws.com)
  • Aste N, Pau M, Aste N. Pityriasis versicolor on the groin mimicking erythrasma. (medscape.com)
  • Erythrasma and seborrheic dermatitis of the groin. (medscape.com)
  • Erythrasma in the groin manifests as irregular but sharply marginated pink or brown patches with fine scaling. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Erythrasma can affect people of any age or ethnicity, but it is more common among individuals who live in warm, humid climates. (skinsight.com)
  • Erythrasma mostly present in skinfold / humid microclimate. (medicalrealm.net)
  • Erythrasma is characterized as pinkish or tan sharply marginated symmetrical patches. (medicalrealm.net)
  • In certain cases, an infection caused by a fungus known as tinea can be confused for erythrasma, because of the places that it occurs. (beautyskincareandhair.com)
  • Erythrasma looks like a patch of pink to red, scaly skin. (skinsight.com)