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Question: erythrasma?

Answer: Erythrasma is a chronic bacterial infection usually seen in skin folds Erythrasma is a very specific chronic skin infection caused by Corynebacterium minutissimum. The typical appearance is a reddish-brown slightly scaly patch with sharp borders. The lesions occur in moist areas such as the groin, axilla (armpit), and skin folds, and may itch slightly. The symptoms of erythrasma are mildly itchy, reddish-brown lesions most often found in the axilla, groin, between the toes, and in skin folds. the lesions may be slightly scaly. Gently scrubbing the lesions with antibacterial soap may clear the disease. Topical erythromycin gel is very effective as well. In severe cases, your doctor may prescribe oral erythromycin.

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