Interdigital candidiasis, also sometimes called erosio interdigitalis blastomycetica, is a superficial yeast infection that affects the interdigital web spaces, most frequently of the hands. Interdigital candidiasis presents as an oval patch of eroded, scaly skin surrounded by an erythematous border. The condition is associated with occupational wet work. Prolonged exposure to water can macerate the skin, compromise the skin barrier, and allow for opportunistic infections by Candida yeast. Other risk factors are diabetes mellitus, immunocompromised state, and recent use of systemic antibiotics or corticosteroids. Interdigital candidiasis usually responds to treatment with topical azole antifungal creams. Recurrence can be prevented by controlling any risk factors.
KeywordsYeast Candida albicans Interdigital candidiasis Erosio interdigitalis blastomycetica Finger webbing Pruritus Antifungal Occupational dermatitis Maceration Burow’s solution
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