ID#: 12612
This image depicts an anterior view of the inguinocrural region of a diabetic patient, who had presented with what was diagnosed as erythrasma. Here, you can see a resolution of the rash, after having gone through 16-days of oral antibiotic treatment with erythromycin estolate. See PHIL 12611, for the appearance of this inflamed region before this patient had received antibiotic therapy. 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.
High Resolution: Click here for hi-resolution image (15.9 MB)
Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date: 1967
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
Skip Navigation Links.

Skip Navigation Links.
Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.