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Description:Under the illumination provided by an ultraviolet Wood’s light source, this photograph revealed the presence of a lesion that was proven to be an erythrasma, which was located on the webbing between this patient’s toes.
Erythrasma is 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. Known to be a cause of erythrasma, Corynebacterium minutissimum, if present, will fluoresce a coral-pink color, as was the case here.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date:1967
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