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Erythrasma in athletes and football players.

Wien Med Wochenschr 2020 May 26. Epub 2020 May 26.

Diagnostic Consultation Center I, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Background: Erythrasma is a superficial skin infection that presents with red-brown, flaky macules. It is caused by the Gram-positive bacteria Corynebacterium minutissimum. The purpose of our study is to investigate the prevalence and incidence of erythrasma in active sportsmen, i. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10354-020-00753-2DOI Listing

High Prevalence of Erythrasma in Patients with Inverse Psoriasis: A Cross-sectional Study.

J Clin Aesthet Dermatol 2020 Mar 1;13(3):12-14. Epub 2020 Mar 1.

Drs. Janeczek, Kozel, Tao, Eilers, and Swan are with the Hines VA Hospital in Hines, Illinois and the Division of Dermatology at Loyola University Chicago in Maywood, Illinois.

Inverse psoriasis is characterized by erythematous nonscaly plaques in intertriginous regions. Similarly, erythrasma, a superficial infection caused by (), is also found in skin folds with red-brown lesions, making the distinction between psoriasis and erythrasma difficult. No studies have previously determined whether these two clinically similar cutaneous disorders can occur concurrently. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7159311PMC

Interdigital Pedal Erythrasma treated with one-time dose of oral clarithromycin 1 g: Two case reports.

Clin Case Rep 2020 Apr 6;8(4):672-674. Epub 2020 Feb 6.

Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital Mount Vernon New York.

The following are the first detailed cases of Interdigital Pedal Erythrasma successfully treated with a one-time dose of oral clarithromycin 1 g. This is ideal for patients who failed topical therapy or have mechanical or psychosocial restrictions. Treatment provides better compliance, less gastric side effects, and lower treatment costs than oral alternatives. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ccr3.2712DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7141716PMC

Skin Infections and Outpatient Burn Management: Skin Infections in Patients With Diabetes.

Authors:
Maulik M Dhandha

FP Essent 2020 Feb;489:21-26

Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency, 15 East Chestnut St, Augusta, ME 04330.

Diabetes is associated with many complications, including foot ulcers. Individuals with diabetes have a 15% to 25% likelihood of developing a foot ulcer in their lifetime. The pathophysiologic mechanisms are multifactorial but the major etiologic factors are peripheral vascular disease and diabetic neuropathy. Read More

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February 2020

Visual Dermatology: Erythrasma Fluorescence Under Wood's Lamp.

J Cutan Med Surg 2020 Jan/Feb;24(1):94

16583 Valme University Hospital, Seville, Spain.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1203475419858935DOI Listing
January 2020

Primary extramammary Paget's disease: a clinicopathological study of 28 cases.

Int J Clin Exp Pathol 2019 1;12(9):3426-3432. Epub 2019 Sep 1.

Department of Surgical Oncology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Bengbu Medical College Bengbu, Anhui, P. R. China.

To analyze the clinical and histopathological manifestations, immunohistochemistry, treatment, and prognostic factors of primary, extramammary Paget's disease (EMPD), we systematically reviewed the clinical presentations, histopathology and follow-up courses of 28 patients with primary EMPD. Clinically, their symptoms and morphology mimicked various types of dermatoses, such as seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, candidiasis, tinea cruris and erythrasma, so the initial diagnosis of EMPD was often delayed or missed. Histopathology showed invasive EMPD, and the tumor cells were mostly solid nests or had a glandular structure. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6949851PMC
September 2019

Mycotic and Bacterial Infections.

Clin Colon Rectal Surg 2019 Sep 6;32(5):333-339. Epub 2019 Sep 6.

Centre Médico Chirurgical Volta, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

This article reviews the salient clinical features, evaluation, and treatment of mycotic and bacterial infections of the perianal and contiguous zones of the human body. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0039-1687828DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6731118PMC
September 2019
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Erythrasma: An Enlightening Diagnosis and a Novel Treatment.

Authors:
Philip R Cohen

Skinmed 2019;17(3):195-196. Epub 2019 Sep 9.

Department of Dermatology, University of California, School of Medicine, San Diego, La Jolla, CA;

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May 2020
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Interdigital Erythrasma.

Mayo Clin Proc 2019 09;94(9):1902-1903

Dermatology Department, Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga, Spain. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2019.04.022DOI Listing
September 2019
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Erythrasma of Palm: Presentation at the Rare Site.

Indian Dermatol Online J 2019 May-Jun;10(3):356-357

Department of Dermatology, SVS Medical College, Yenugonda, Mahbubnagar, Telangana, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/idoj.IDOJ_249_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6536048PMC
June 2019
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Erosio interdigitalis blastomycetica: A review of interdigital candidiasis.

Dermatol Online J 2018 Aug 15;24(8). Epub 2018 Aug 15.

Veterans Affairs Medical Center Brooklyn, New York SUNY Downstate, Department of Dermatology, Brooklyn, New York.

Erosio interdigitalis blastomycetica (EIB) is a Candida infection affecting the third web space, between the third and fourth fingers. In 1915, Gougerot and Goncea first described saccharomycetic organisms isolated from the hands and feet. Johannes Fabry later named it in 1917, well before the genus Candida was introduced in 1923. Read More

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August 2018
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Investigation of Intertriginous Mycotic and Pseudomycotic (Erythrasma) Infections and Their Causative Agents with Emphasize on Clinical Presentations.

Iran J Public Health 2018 Sep;47(9):1406-1412

Dept. of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Intertrigo is an erythematous inflammatory condition with multiple etiologies including fungi and bacteria. Intertrigo manifests in different clinical forms with various complaints. This study was conducted to evaluate the causative agents of intertriginous infections with emphasize on clinical presentations. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6174041PMC
September 2018
51 Reads

Widespread hyperpigmented rash present for 1 year.

JAAD Case Rep 2018 Sep 12;4(8):743-745. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdcr.2018.04.012DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6138843PMC
September 2018
12 Reads

Red-brown patches in the groin.

Cutis 2018 Jun;101(6):416;419;420

Departments of Dermatology and Laboratory Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA.

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June 2018
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Erythrasma.

Emergencias 2018 Ago;30(4):283

Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Valencia, España.

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June 2019
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Persistent rash on feet.

J Fam Pract 2018 02;67(2):107-109

University of Texas Health at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA. E-mail:

A 49-year-old Hispanic woman presented with a 4-month history of scaling and a macerated rash localized between her toes. The rash was malodorous, mildly erythematous, and sometimes associated with pruritus. The patient had no relevant medical history. Read More

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February 2018
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Corynebacterium minutissimum infection: erythrasma.

Med J Aust 2017 08;207(5):189

Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, NSW.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja16.01081DOI Listing
August 2017
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Epidemiology of dermatomycoses in Kerman province, southeast of Iran: A 10-years retrospective study (2004-2014).

Microb Pathog 2017 Sep 27;110:561-567. Epub 2017 Jul 27.

School of Medicine, Bam University of Medical Sciences, Bam, Iran.

Objectives: Superficial and cutaneous fungal infections (SCFIs) are an important public health problem and are common in tropical and subtropical countries. Pityriasis versicolor, dermatophytosis, erythrasma, onychomycosis, and otomycosis are the major diseases associated with SCFIs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and causative agents of dermatomycoses over a period of 10 years in Kerman province, southeast of Iran. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micpath.2017.07.043DOI Listing
September 2017
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Erythrasma: A report of nine men successfully managed with mupirocin 2% ointment monotherapy.

Dermatol Online J 2017 May 15;23(5). Epub 2017 May 15.

Department of Dermatology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California.

Background: Erythrasma is a benign dermatosis that typically occurs on intertriginous skin.

Purpose: We describe a series of nine men with erythrasma that were successfully treated with mupirocin 2% ointment monotherapy.

Methods And Materials: We reviewed PubMed for the following terms: erythrasma, mupirocin, ointment, treatment. Read More

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May 2017
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Influence of low-level laser on pain and inflammation in type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic dermopathy - A case report.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2017 Oct 11;19(6):360-363. Epub 2017 May 11.

a Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal University , Manipal , India.

Numerous skin lesions have been commonly observed in individuals with diabetes mellitus. The common skin manifestations of diabetes mellitus are erythrasma, xanthomatosis, xanthelasma, phycomycetes and cutaneous infections like furuncolosis, candidiasis, carbuncle, dermatophytosis, etc. Diabetic dermopathy is the most common skin lesion found in patients with diabetes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14764172.2017.1326611DOI Listing
October 2017
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Skin diseases of the vulva: Infectious diseases.

J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Oct 11;37(7):840-848. Epub 2017 Apr 11.

a Department of Dermatology , Bispebjerg Hospital , Copenhagen , Denmark.

A multitude of infectious diseases of viral (genital herpes, herpes zoster, genital warts and molluscum contagiosum), bacterial (syphilis, chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, donovanosis, erysipelas, cellulitis and necrotising fasciitis, folliculitis, impetigo, bartholin gland abscess, trichomycosis and erythrasma), fungal (candidiasis and dermatophytosis) and parasitic (pediculosis pubis) origin may affect the vulvar area. Herein, we review the infections and their skin manifestations in the vulvar area. Read More

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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01443615.2017.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01443615.2017.1306696DOI Listing
October 2017
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Coral-Red Fluorescence of Erythrasma Plaque.

Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J 2016 Aug 19;16(3):e381-2. Epub 2016 Aug 19.

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Complex of Granada, Granada, Spain.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.18295/squmj.2016.16.03.023DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4996308PMC
August 2016
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Clinical and epidemiological features of coryneform skin infections at a tertiary hospital.

Indian Dermatol Online J 2016 May-Jun;7(3):168-73

Department of Dermatology, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

Background: Skin infections caused by coryneform bacteria are common dermatological conditions. However, to the best of our knowledge, no studies are available on the clinical characteristics and epidemiological features of this group of disorders as one entity from India and abroad.

Aims: To study the clinical and epidemiological features of coryneform skin infections. Read More

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http://www.idoj.in/text.asp?2016/7/3/168/182351
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/2229-5178.182351DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4886587PMC
June 2016
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[Treatment of interdigital foot Erythrasma with ozonated olive oil].

Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc 2016 Jul-Aug;54(4):458-61

Sección de Micología, Hospital General "Dr. Manuel Gea González", Ciudad de México, México.

Background: Erythrasma is caused by Corinebacterium minutissimum producing a porphyrin that with Wood's light emits a coral-red fluorescence. It is the most common bacterial infection of the feet. Ozonated olive oil decreases the cytoplasm and damages bacterial proteins and lipids. Read More

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May 2017
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Superficial Mycoses Associated with Diaper Dermatitis.

Mycopathologia 2016 Oct 19;181(9-10):671-9. Epub 2016 May 19.

Department of Mycology and Dermatology Service, Hospital General de México, "Dr. Eduardo Liceaga", Dr. Balmis 148, Col Doctores, CP 06720, Mexico, DF, Mexico.

Diapers create particular conditions of moisture and friction, and with urine and feces come increased pH and irritating enzymes (lipases and proteases). Fungi can take advantage of all these factors. Candida yeasts, especially C. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11046-016-0020-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5014885PMC
October 2016
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Dermatological Complaints of the Elderly Attending a Dermatology Outpatient Clinic in Turkey: A Prospective Study over a One-year Period.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2015 ;23(4):277-81

Assoc. Prof. Muhterem Polat, MD, Gazi University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Ankara, Turkey;

The geriatric population is continuously growing, which leads to more aged patients being admitted to dermatology clinics. The aim of this study is to determine the dermatological complaints of the elderly attending a dermatology outpatient clinic. All of the patients aged 65 years and older admitted to our dermatology outpatient clinic over a 1-year period were included. Read More

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February 2017
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Hyperhidrosis, bromhidrosis, and chromhidrosis: Fold (intertriginous) dermatoses.

Clin Dermatol 2015 Jul-Aug;33(4):483-91. Epub 2015 Apr 8.

Tokuda Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Human sweat glands disorders are common and can have a significant impact on the quality of life and on professional, social, and emotional burdens. It is of paramount importance to diagnose and treat them properly to ensure optimal patient care. Hyperhidrosis is characterized by increased sweat secretion, which can be idiopathic or secondary to other systemic conditions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clindermatol.2015.04.013DOI Listing
April 2016
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The prevalence of interdigital erythrasma: a prospective study from an outpatient clinic in Turkey.

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 2015 Mar;105(2):121-4

Background: Erythrasma is a superficial skin infection caused by Corynebacterium minutissimum . Interdigital erythrasma is the most common form and is easily confused with tinea pedis. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of interdigital erythrasma in patients with clinically suspected tinea pedis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7547/0003-0538-105.2.121DOI Listing
March 2015
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Complete Genome Sequence of Corynebacterium minutissimum, an Opportunistic Pathogen and the Causative Agent of Erythrasma.

Genome Announc 2015 Mar 19;3(2). Epub 2015 Mar 19.

Special Bacteriology Reference Laboratory, Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Corynebacterium minutissimum was first isolated in 1961 from infection sites of patients presenting with erythrasma, a common cutaneous infection characterized by a rash. Since its discovery, C. minutissimum has been identified as an opportunistic pathogen in immunosuppressed cancer and HIV patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00139-15DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4395055PMC
March 2015
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Postoperative Abdominal Infection Caused by Corynebacterium minutissimum.

Infect Chemother 2014 Dec 29;46(4):261-3. Epub 2014 Dec 29.

Department of Internal Medicine, Gachon University School of Medicine, Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea.

Corynebacterium minutissimum is a non-spore forming, gram-positive, aerobic or facultative anaerobic bacillus. It is the causative organism of erythrasma, a common superficial infection of skin, which typically presents as reddish-brown macular patches. To date, it has rarely been found to cause invasive disease, although other non-diphtheria corynebacteria are becoming increasingly common as opportunistic pathogens. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3947/ic.2014.46.4.261DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4285009PMC
December 2014
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Interdigital foot infections: Corynebacterium minutissimum and agents of superficial mycoses.

Braz J Microbiol 2014 9;45(3):781-4. Epub 2014 Oct 9.

Department of Microbiology Kayseri Education and Research Hospital Kayseri Turkey Department of Microbiology, Kayseri Education and Research Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey.

Interdigital foot infections are mostly caused initially by dermatophytes, yeasts and less frequently by bacteria. Erythrasma caused by Corynebacterium minutissimum can be confused with superficial mycoses. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of the etiologic agents of superficial mycoses and the frequency of Corynebacterium minutissimum in interdigital foot infections. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/s1517-83822014000300003DOI Listing
July 2015
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[Erythrasma: study of 16 cases].

Tunis Med 2014 Apr;92(4):245-8

Background: Erythrasma is a chronic bacterial infection due to Corynebacterium minutissimum, affecting the interspaces of the toes, the axillary folds and the groin. Its impact is underestimated as it is often misdiagnosed ad wrongly taken as a dermatophytic infection.

Aim: Through a hospital series, we report the epidemiologic and clinical features of erythrasma, as well as the therapeutic ways. Read More

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April 2014
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What are these two keratotic plaques in the axilla?

Authors:
Stacey Lynema

JAAPA 2014 Jul;27(7):14-6

Stacey Lynema practices at Mercer Island (Wash.) Dermatology. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.JAA.0000450810.36577.b7DOI Listing
July 2014
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Effective treatment of erythrasma-associated inflammation and pruritus with isoconazole nitrate and diflucortolone valerate combination therapy.

Mycoses 2013 May;56 Suppl 1:38-40

Istituto Clinico San Siro, Milan, Italy.

A warm and moist environment is a common risk factor for erythrasma, a condition characterized by pruritic, scaly and erythematous tan patches on the skin. Here we report on a 13-year-old athletic student presenting with pruritus and mild burning on her left medial thigh, and subsequently diagnosed with erythrasma. The patient was successfully treated with a 5-day regimen of Travocort cream containing isoconazole nitrate 1% and diflucortolone valerate 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/myc.12046DOI Listing
May 2013
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Dermatitis of the folds in black Africans in Bamako, Mali.

Int J Dermatol 2012 Nov;51 Suppl 1:37-40, 41-4

Department of Dermatology, CNAM Ex Institut Marchoux, PO Box 251 Faculty of Medicine, University of Bamako, Bamako, Mali.

Dermatitis of the folds (intertrigo) is a frequent reason for attending consultations, particularly in Africa, where the hot and humid climate constitute an aggravating factor. It is a complex pathology with multiple and intricate etiologies. The aim of this study was to describe epidemiological and etiological aspects of dermatitis of the folds in black-skinned subjects in Bamako (Mali). Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1365-4632.2012.05563.x
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-4632.2012.05563.xDOI Listing
November 2012
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Interdigital erosions - tinea pedis?

Aust Fam Physician 2012 Oct;41(10):793-4

University Hospital San Cecilio, Department of Dermatology, Granada, Spain.

Interdigital erosions are frequently due to tinea pedis. However, other infectious conditions, such as candidiasis, erythrasma or bacterial infections, can generate lesions that cannot be differentiated at the clinical level. Microbiological tests are therefore necessary. Read More

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October 2012
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An atypical presentation of erythrasma.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2012 Nov;67(5):e217-8

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2012.04.004DOI Listing
November 2012
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Erythrasma: successful treatment after single-dose clarithromycin.

Int J Dermatol 2013 Apr 9;52(4):516-8. Epub 2012 Oct 9.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-4632.2011.05005.xDOI Listing
April 2013
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Direct extraction of DNA from positive transparent dressing and swab to identify Candida albicans infection in intertriginous Candidiasis in the inguinal region.

Mycopathologia 2012 Dec 7;174(5-6):519-21. Epub 2012 Jul 7.

Department of Dermatology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China.

We report a case of a patient infected by Candida albicans which was identified by direct extraction of DNA from a positive transparent dressing and a swab. The patient was a 32-year-old male who complained of erosion in his inguinal region. Large patches of erythema and erosion were present in his inguinal and perianal region, with soya-bean like residue discharge. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11046-012-9564-5
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11046-012-9564-5DOI Listing
December 2012
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Case of trichomycosis axillaris and erythrasma.

Authors:
Justin Finch

J Drugs Dermatol 2011 Dec;10(12):1472-3

Department of Dermatology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA.

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December 2011
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The prevalence of interdigital erythrasma in southern region of Turkey.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2012 Nov 7;26(11):1372-6. Epub 2011 Oct 7.

Department of Medical Microbiology, School of Medicine, Mustafa Kemal University, Hatay, Turkey.

Background: Erythrasma is a skin infection which is caused by Corynebacterium minutissimum. Interdigital erythrasma is the most common form.

Objective: The aim of this study was to detect the frequency and risk factors of interdigital erythrasma in patients with clinically suspected tinea pedis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3083.2011.04293.xDOI Listing
November 2012
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A comparison between the effectiveness of erythromycin, single-dose clarithromycin and topical fusidic acid in the treatment of erythrasma.

J Dermatolog Treat 2013 Feb 18;24(1):70-4. Epub 2011 Sep 18.

Department of Dermatology, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey.

Unlabelled: Although erythrasma is a superficial skin infection, there is no consensus on the treatment model of erythrasma.

Objective: To compare the efficacy of erythromycin, single-dose clarithromycin and topical fusidic acid in the treatment of erythrasma in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial.

Methods: Hundred and fifty-one patients over 18 years of age were included in this study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09546634.2011.594870DOI Listing
February 2013
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Diagnostic procedures in dermatology.

Clin Dermatol 2011 Sep-Oct;29(5):548-56

Department of Dermatology, Second University of Naples, via Sergio Pansini 5, 80131 Napoli, Italy.

Although most skin diseases can be diagnosed with simple visual inspection, laboratory investigations are necessary in several clinical circumstances. This contribution highlights the usefulness of routine diagnostic procedures that are often overlooked and the innovative methods of molecular biology, which are expensive and require an experienced staff. Among the classic diagnostic investigations are (1) the use of Wood's light in many dermatologic disorders (eg, vitiligo, pityriasis versicolor, erythrasma, porphyrias), (2) cytodiagnosis of Tzanck in dermatologic practice (eg, herpetic infections, molluscum contagiosum, leishmaniasis, pemphigus vulgaris, basal cell carcinoma, erythroplasia of Queyrat, Hailey-Hailey disease), and (3) microscopic examination for fungal and bacterial skin infections as well as for mite infestation using potassium hydroxide, simple saline, and Gram stain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clindermatol.2010.09.023DOI Listing
December 2011
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[Antibiotic therapy in skin diseases].

Pol Merkur Lekarski 2011 May;30(179):367-72

Wojskowy Instytut Medyczny w Warszawie, Klinika Dermatologii CSK MON.

Antibiotics are used for systemic and topical skin diseases treatment, taking advantage of their antiseptic, bacteriostatic and also their anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating properties. In case of localized external skin layers infections, a topical treatment is adequate. In case of widespread and deeper infections a systemic treatment is needed. Read More

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May 2011
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Recent trends in specular light reflectance beyond clinical fluorescence diagnosis.

Eur J Dermatol 2011 Mar-Apr;21(2):157-61

Laboratory of Skin Bioengineering and Imaging, Department of Dermatopathology, University Hospital Sart Tilman, Liège, Belgium.

Under specific light illumination, particularly ultraviolet (UV) and near-UV light stimulation, the skin produces both specular light reflectance and, possibly, specific fluorescent emission. These properties offer diagnostic clues and disclose some peculiar functions of the skin. A series of superficial infections (erythrasma, some tinea capitis types, tinea/pityriasis versicolor, dermatophytoses, etc. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1684/ejd.2010.1243DOI Listing
July 2011
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Exogenous coproporphyrin III production by Corynebacterium aurimucosum and Microbacterium oxydans in erythrasma lesions.

J Med Microbiol 2011 Jul 10;60(Pt 7):1038-1042. Epub 2011 Mar 10.

Department of Biological Information, Graduate School of Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Midori-ku, Yokohama, Japan.

Erythrasma is a superficial skin disease caused by Gram-positive Corynebacterium species. Coral-red fluorescence under Wood's light, strongly suggestive of erythrasma, can be attributed to the presence of porphyrins. Fractionated porphyrin analysis in erythrasma lesions is yet to be reported. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/jmm.0.027276-0DOI Listing
July 2011
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[How I explore...skin by photodiagnosis using skin fluorescence and its functional imaging].

Rev Med Liege 2010 Sep;65(9):521-6

Service de Dermatopathologie, CHU de Liege, Belgique.

Under specific light illumination, skin produces peculiar fluorescent aspects. Such property can be used to provide diagnostic arguments or to disclose some peculiar functions of the skin. Some superficial infections (erythrasma, tinea versicolor, dermatophytic tinea,. Read More

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September 2010
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Corynebacterium-associated skin infections.

Int J Dermatol 2008 Sep;47(9):884-90

Department of Dermatopathology, University Hospital of Liège, Liège, Belgium.

Background: Corynebacterium spp. are diphtheroid bacteria responsible for pitted keratolysis, a common plantar infection confined to the thick stratum corneum.

Aim: To study a series of demographic features of patients suffering from pitted keratolysis, and to present a review of the Corynebacterium-associated infections, including pitted keratolysis, erythrasma, and trichobacteriosis. Read More

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September 2008
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