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25. Picture of Pitted Keratolysis

Picture of Pitted Keratolysis
Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric DermatologySamuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard KristalCopyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Pitted keratolysis is a bacterial infection on the soles of the feet. Affected skin has a pitted appearance. Symptoms range from none to itching, erosion of the skin, and tenderness. There may be excess sweating and foul odor. Some of the bacteria associated with pitted keratolysis are Kytococcus (formerly Micrococcus), Corynebacterium and Actinomyces. Topical antibiotics such as erythromycin, mupirocin, and clindamycin may be used to treat the condition.

Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: "Pitted Keratolysis." American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.

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