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Cutaneous candidiasis

  • Alternative Names

    Skin infection - fungal; Fungal infection - skin; Skin infection - yeast; Yeast infection - skin; Intertriginous candidiasis

    • Itching (may be intense)
    • Skin lesion or rash
      • Growing red, inflammed area
      • Infection of hair follicles (folliculitis) may look like pimples
      • Located on the skin folds, genitals, trunk, buttocks, under the breasts, or on other skin areas
      • Macule or papule
      • May have satellite lesions (smaller lesions next to bigger ones)
      • Skin redness or inflammation

    Signs and tests

    A diagnosis of cutaneous candidiasis is based mainly on the appearance of the skin, particularly if there are risk factors. Skin scrapings may reveal yeast forms, which usually indicates candida.