The Wood's lamp revealed a coral-red fluorescence in the interdigital spaces (figure 2), which led us to a diagnosis of erythrasma
is a chronic superficial bacterial infection of the skin widely prevalent all over the world.
The events included diarrhea, bellyache, stomachache, erythrasma
, allergy, and abnormal liver function.
Bacterial infections affecting atheletes include impetigo, folliculitis, furunculosis, erysipelas, cellulitis, erythrasma
, pitted keratolysis, hot tub folliculitis and swimming pool granuloma.
presenting as scrotal dermatitis have also been reported.
However these clinical forms, especially the first two, are not always caused by dermatophytes; dyshidrotic eczema, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, juvenile plantar dermatosis, and erythrasma
can cause diagnostic difficulty.
is a macular brown area with few symptoms, most often found in the axillae or groin.
, trichomycosis axillaris, and pitted keratolysis: an overlooked corynebacterial triad?
He singled out erythrasma
and tinea cruris as two conditions that can be mistaken for candidiasis.
However, there is another condition known as erythrasma
which looks similar but requires antibiotics to clear it up, and this may be the case here.
The differential diagnosis includes dry skin, pitted keratolysis, erythrasma
, and contact dermatitis.
RESULTS: Pyodermas clinical types (7) incidence--Of the 100 cases studied Impetigo 30% was the most commonest clinical type followed by Folliculitis (22%), Furunculosis (10%), Ecthyma (6%), Infected scabies (5%), Sycosisbarbae (5%), Erythrasma
(5%), Cellulitis (3%), Infectious Eczematous Dermatitis (3%), Paronychia (3%), Carbuncle (2%), Periportis (2%), Infected wound (2%), Job's syndrome (1%), Pitted keratolysis (1%).