56. Pitted Keratolysis, Erythrasma and Erysipeloid

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP2,3,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD4,5 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD6,7
  1. Anita P. Sheth

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch56

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

Sheth, A. P. (2011) Pitted Keratolysis, Erythrasma and Erysipeloid, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch56

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 3

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 4

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 5

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 6

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 7

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. Division of Pediatric Dermatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384

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Keywords:

  • Corynebacterium;
  • erysipeloid;
  • Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae;
  • erythrasma;
  • pitted keratolysis

Summary

Pitted keratolysis, erythrasma and erysipeloid are three uncommon skin infections that are caused by different bacterial organisms. Pitted keratolysis and erythrasma are fairly benign superficial infections involving the feet and flexural creases respectively, but erysipeloid can be more widespread and have systemic manifestations. This chapter reviews the clinical presentation, pathogenesis and treatment of these three conditions.