What is the prevalence of erythrasma?

Updated: Sep 10, 2018
  • Author: Abdul-Ghani Kibbi, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The incidence of erythrasma is reported to be around 4%. This infection is observed all over the world; the widespread form is found more frequently in the subtropical and tropical areas than in other parts of the world. [3]

In a study conducted in Turkey, the rate of erythrasma was found to be 46.7% among 122 patients with interdigital foot lesions. [4]


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