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Description:This photomicrograph depicted numbers of Gram-positive, rod-shaped Corynebacterium minutissimum bacteria.
The bacterium C. minutissimum, is associated with erythrasma, a skin disorder usually involving areas of the skin where one finds skin-to-skin contact, i.e., 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. See PHIL 12611 and 12612, for two pictures depicting a patient with a bilateral inguinocrural erythrasma infection, both before, and after treatment.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date:1967
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CDC Organization
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