Intertrigo Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 14, 2019
  • Author: Paras Vakharia, PharmD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is intertrigo?

What are the signs and symptoms of intertrigo?

What causes intertrigo?

Which lab studies are indicated in the workup of intertrigo?

How is intertrigo treated?

How can intertrigo be prevented?

What are the complications of intertrigo?

What is intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis)?

What is the pathophysiology of intertrigo?

What are the causes of intertrigo?

How common is intertrigo?

Does intertrigo have a racial predilection?

Is intertrigo more common in males or females?

Does intertrigo have an age predilection?

What is the prognosis of intertrigo?

What information should be provided in the patient education on intertrigo?

Presentation

How does intertrigo present?

What is the clinical appearance of intertrigo?

What complications are associated with intertrigo?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for intertrigo in adults?

What are the differential diagnoses for intertrigo by body site?

What are the differential diagnoses for Intertrigo?

Workup

What should be considered in the workup of intertrigo?

Which lab studies should be performed to diagnose intertrigo?

When should biopsy be performed in the workup of intertrigo?

Treatment

How is intertrigo treated?

How are the causes of intertrigo mitigated?

How is simple intertrigo treated?

How is infected intertrigo treated?

How can intertrigo be prevented?

What are the complications of intertrigo treatment?

How is intertrigo prevented?

Medications

What are the goals of drug treatment for intertrigo?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids, Topical are used in the treatment of Intertrigo?

Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressant agents are used in the treatment of Intertrigo?

Which medications in the drug class Antifungal agents are used in the treatment of Intertrigo?

Which medications in the drug class Protective agents are used in the treatment of Intertrigo?