What are the causes of intertrigo?

Updated: Aug 14, 2019
  • Author: Paras Vakharia, PharmD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Initiating factors include skin-on-skin friction, perspiration, maceration, trapping of moisture in deep skin folds, or irritation from stool, urine, drainage, or topical agents. [5] Autoeczematization and infection also may be factors in intertrigo. [1]

Whether infectious agents play a primary role in intertrigo or simply are common secondary agents is controversial. [1]


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