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Erythrasma is caused by: (AIIMS Nov 2012)



A Corynebacterium minutissimum

B Corynebacterium diphtheriae

C Corynebacterium vaginalis

D Corynebacterium ulcerans

Ans. A
Corynebacterium minutissimum

1). Erythrasma is a superficial infection of the skin, most typically in the skin folds and is caused by Corynebacterium minutissimum.

2). A well demarcated brown discoloration with fine superficial scale is located in the skin folds, such as the submammary skin and groin.

3). When examined under Wood's light, it shows coral-red fluorescence.

4). Erythrasma responds well to topical azoles, e.g. clotrimazole and miconazole, as well as topical erythromycin cream, clindamycin and benzyl peroxide.

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