From Big Medical Encyclopedia

ERYTHRASMA (erythrasma; to paint Greek erythraino in red color) — chronically proceeding superficial bacterial disease of skin caused by korine-bacteria.

Activator E. Sogu-nebacterium of minutissimum Sarkany et al is., 1962. It is found in scrapings of scales from a surface of the centers or in a corneous layer of epidermis during the coloring gistol. drugs of skin by a method of IAC Manus (see McManus a method) in a look slabovetvya-shchikhsya septirovanny threads of various length, between to-rymi kokkovidny educations are located. Development of a disease is promoted by the increased perspiration, attritions in the field of skin folds, non-compliance with rules of personal hygiene, and also the increased humidity and high temperature of the environment that promotes implementation of the activator in skin. Men are ill preferential.

The wedge, picture is characterized by damage of skin of an inner surface of hips, is more rare than axillary poles, perianal (anal) area, under mammary glands (at corpulent women). At nek-ry patients skin of interdigital folds of feet can be surprised. The centers of defeat have an appearance of the spots of noninflammatory character which are slightly shelled at a poskablivaniye; color varies them from yellow, zheltokrasny to red-brown; they can merge in quite large centers (to several centimeters in the diameter). The disease becomes aggravated during the spring and summer period. A number of patients has an eczematization of the centers E., i.e. there are bubbles, crusts, the itch, burning sensation develops.

The diagnosis establish on the basis a wedge, the picture confirmed in doubtful cases with detection in scrapings of scales from a surface of the centers (after processing of material of 10% by solution of caustic alkali) fine twisting septirovanny ends and kokkovidny cells of the activator. In beams of a lamp of Wood the centers of defeat give a coral-red luminescence that is caused by formation of the water-soluble porphyrine produced by korinebakteriya.

The differential diagnosis is carried out with rubromikozy (see the Tinea), an inguinal epidermophitia (see), eczema (see), psoriasis (see), candidiasis (see).

Treatment: appoint 5% Unguentum Erytgromycyni, to-ruyu rub in the centers 2 times a day within a week, 5% spirit solution salicylic to - you, at the acute inflammatory phenomena the centers of defeat grease 2% with spirit solution of iodine.

Forecast favorable.

For prevention of a recurrence E. it is recommended to continue treatment within 12 — 14 days after disappearance a wedge, manifestations. For prevention E. it is necessary to follow rules of personal hygiene.

Bibliography: Kashkin P. N. and Shek varnishes N. D. Guide to a medical mycology, M., 1978; N about 1 t i n g S. u. Fegeler K. Medizinische Myko-logie, B. — N. Y., 1982; Winkler K. Dermatologie, B. — N. Y., 1978.

H. D. Sheklakov.