ID#: 12611
This image depicts an anterior view of the inguinocrural region of a diabetic patient, who had presented with what was diagnosed as erythrasma. See PHIL 12612, for the appearance of this inflamed region after the patient had received antibiotic therapy, consisting of the oral administration of erythromycin estolate, for a 16-day period. A bacterial infection, erythrasma is a skin disorder usually involving areas of the skin where one finds skin-to-skin contact, or intertriginous regions. This malady is most prevalent in humid, moist areas of the world, and begins as a spreading, reddish rash, which turns a brownish color, then dries, causing the sloughing of flaking skin.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date: 1967
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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