erythrasma

noun

er·​y·​thras·​ma ˌer-ə-ˈthraz-mə How to pronounce erythrasma (audio)
: a chronic contagious dermatitis that affects warm moist areas of the body (as the armpit and groin) and is caused by a bacterium of the genus Corynebacterium (C. minutissimum)

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“Erythrasma.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/erythrasma. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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