Candidiasis of skin folds

Author: Hon A/Prof Amanda Oakley, Dermatologist, Hamilton, New Zealand, 2003.

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:

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Diagnosis

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.

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