Secondary cutaneous candidiasis with eosinophilia
Article first published online: 3 FEB 2010
© 2010 Japanese Dermatological Association
The Journal of Dermatology
Volume 37, Issue 2, pages 175–178, February 2010
How to Cite
TSUNEMI, Y., KADONO, T., SAEKI, H., KIKUCHI, K., TAMAKI, K. and SATO, S. (2010), Secondary cutaneous candidiasis with eosinophilia. The Journal of Dermatology, 37: 175–178. doi: 10.1111/j.1346-8138.2009.00782.x
- Issue published online: 3 FEB 2010
- Article first published online: 3 FEB 2010
- Received 27 January 2009; accepted 6 October 2009.
Cutaneous candidiasis is a common skin infection caused by the Candida species, especially in intertriginous areas, and neutrophils usually infiltrate histopathologically. We describe a case of secondary cutaneous candidiasis which spread extensively to the trunk and extremities and showed marked dermal eosinophilia. This case and a similar reported case suggest that Candida can sometimes cause cutaneous inflammation predominantly composed of eosinophils.