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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 appearance of her rash after receiving treatment with the antibiotic, erythromycin. See PHIL 12639, for this patient’s appearance prior to 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.
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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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