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Contributors: Lowell A. Goldsmith MD, MPH, Benjamin K. Fisher MD
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Synopsis

Erythrasma is a common, chronic superficial bacterial infection of the skin caused by Corynebacterium minutissimum. It is characterized by distinct, superficial hyperpigmented or erythematous patches localized to intertriginous areas. A "disciform" variant (large disklike lesions) usually occurs outside of intertriginous areas and is associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Erythrasma may be acute or chronic. It may be pruritic.

The highest incidence is seen in regions of high humidity, especially in the tropics. Obesity, diabetes mellitus, immunosuppression, a history of atopy, and hyperhydrosis are risk factors. All age groups may be affected, but incidence increases with age.

Codes

ICD10CM:
L08.1 – Erythrasma

SNOMEDCT:
238418005 – Erythrasma

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Last Updated: 07/11/2017
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Erythrasma : Axilla, Confluent configuration, Fine scaly plaque, Inframammary fold of chest, Intertriginous, Groin, Hyperpigmented patches
Clinical image of Erythrasma
A broad thin brown plaque with fine scale in the axilla.
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