Intertrigo: A superficial skin disorder involving any area of the body where opposing skin surfaces may touch and rub, such as the creases of the neck, the skin folds of the groin, axilla (armpit) and breasts (especially if large and pendulous) and between the toes.
Intertrigo is characterized by skin reddening (erythema), maceration (softening and deterioration), burning, and itching. There may also be erosions, fissures (cracks) and exudation (oozing) and secondary infections.
Factors that predispose to intertrigo include obesity, moisture, warmth, sweat retention and friction. Intertrigo comes from the Latin roots "inter-", between + -"terere", to rub.
Intertrigo is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation.
Symptoms of intertrigo include a red or reddish-brown rash that can appear anywhere skin rubs together or traps wetness. The most common areas include between toes, in ...
The diagnosis intertrigo refers to an inflammation of the body folds. This is usually located in the inner thighs, armpits, and underside of the breasts or belly.
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