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Description:This image depicts an anterior view of the inguinocrural region, i.e., the region of the body involving the groin and upper thigh, of a diabetic patient who’d presented with what was diagnosed as erythrasma, and after having gone through 16 days of oral antibiotic treatment with erythromycin estolate. See PHIL 12611, for the appearance of this inflamed region before this patient had received antibiotic therapy.
A bacterial infection, 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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