What is the typical appearance of erythrasma?

Updated: Sep 10, 2018
  • Author: Abdul-Ghani Kibbi, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The typical appearance of erythrasma is well-demarcated, brown-red macular patches. The skin has a wrinkled appearance with fine scales (see the image below).

Lichenification and hyperpigmentation are common. Lichenification and hyperpigmentation are common. The skin occasionally has a wrinkled appearance with scales. KOH test results are negative. Courtesy of Michael Bryan, MD.

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