How does the prevalence of erythrasma vary by sex?

Updated: Jun 11, 2020
  • Author: Abdul-Ghani Kibbi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Both sexes are equally affected by erythrasma; however, the crural form of erythrasma is more common in men. A 2008 study found that interdigital erythrasma was more common in women (83% of 24 patients). [8]

A more recent study conducted in India confirmed the absence of sex predilection and observed that it was more commonly detected in patients with a body mass index of greater than 23 kg/m2 (62.5%) and in those with diabetes (50%). [9]


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