Erythrasma - Definition

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Erythrasma is a bacterial skin infection that mainly appears in body folds: the folds of the groin, elbow creases, line of the buttocks, armpits. Erythrasma is characterized by brown spots, more or less dark and variable size, which does not itch. Erythrasma is due to Corynebacterium minutissimum, a bacterium whose development is favored by warm, moist environments. Erythrasma is treated by careful hygiene with localized cleaning with an antiseptic soap and sometimes a local antibiotic treatment.

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