|Description:||From an anterior view, this image depicts a case of wide-spread erythrasma covering the skin surface on the torso of this elderly African-American female patient. This was the pathologic appearance of this rash prior to treatment with the antibiotic, erythromycin. See PHIL 12640, for this patient’s appearance after antimicrobial treatment.|
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.