Intertrigo | Overview

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What is intertrigo?

Intertrigo (say: "in-ter-try-go") is a rash that usually affects the folds of the skin, where the skin rubs together or where it is often moist. It is caused by yeast, fungus or bacteria.

Intertrigo is most common in people who are overweight or who have diabetes. People who have splints, braces or artificial limbs are also more likely to develop this rash.

Source

Intertrigo and Common Secondary Skin Infections by CK Janniger, M.D., RA Schwartz, M.D., M.P.H., JC Szepietowski, M.D., Ph.D. and A Reich, M.D. (American Family Physician September 01, 2005, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20050901/833.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 03/06

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