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Title: Intertriginous  
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Subject: Skin, Erythrasma, Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, Medical terminology, Human skin
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In medicine, an intertriginous area is where two skin areas may touch or rub together. Examples of intertriginous areas are the aerobic cocci and aerobic coryneform bacteria which are both parts of normal skin flora.

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  • Leyden J. Pathophysiology of certain bacterial diseases. In: Soter N, Baden H, eds. Pathophysiology of Dermatologic diseases. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1991:427-51
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