What are the predisposing factors for erythrasma?

Updated: Sep 10, 2018
  • Author: Abdul-Ghani Kibbi, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Answer

Predisposing factors for erythrasma include the following:

  • Excessive sweating/hyperhidrosis

  • Delicate cutaneous barrier

  • Obesity

  • Diabetes mellitus

  • Warm climate

  • Poor hygiene

  • Advanced age

  • Other immunocompromised states


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