ID#: 12613
This photomicrograph revealed the presence of 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, known as 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, respectively.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date: 1967
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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