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Cutaneous Candidiasis






Cutaneous candidiasis is a superficial infection occurring on moist, occluded cutaneous sites; many patients have predisposing factors such as increased moisture at the site of infection, diabetes, or alterations in systemic immunity.



Causes:

Cutaneous candidiasis involves infection of the skin with candida. It may involve almost any skin surface on the body, but usually occurs in warm, moist, creased areas (such as armpits and groins). Cutaneous candidiasis is fairly common.



Symptoms:

*itching (may be intense)
* blisters resembling spots are often seen around the itchy patches.
* a small degree of scaling.
* infection of hair follicles ("folliculitis") may have a pimple-like appearance

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