DermNet NZ

Facts about the skin from DermNet New Zealand Trust. Topic index: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Candidiasis of skin folds

Candida infection (candidiasis) can cause or aggravate intertrigo, an inflammatory rash arising in body folds.

Types of candidal intertrigo

Candidiasis may affect the following sites:

Intertrigo caused by candida
Candida affecting genital skin and adjacent skin folds
Intertrigo under breasts due to candida
Candida infection
Erosio interdigitalis blastomycetica
Candida infection
Erosio interdigitalis blastomycetica
Candidal napkin dermatitis

More images of candida intertrigo ...


Microscopy and culture of skin swabs and scrapings aid in the diagnosis of candidal intertrigo. However, candida may secondarily infect an underlying skin disorder such as psoriasis.

Related information

On DermNet NZ:

Other websites:

Books about candida:

DermNet NZ does not provide an online consultation service.
If you have any concerns with your skin or its treatment, see a dermatologist for advice.