Corynebacterium (diptheroid)

Sites

  • Skin infxn→ eyrthrasma; diptheroids not typically pathogenic

Etiology

  • Gram positive rod

Symptoms

  • Chronic infection
  • Groin, underarm, skin folds
  • More common in diabetics & obese patients
  • Often mistaken for tinea

Physical Exam Findings

  • Reddish patch, sometimes scaly, sometimes itchy, sharp borders