Cutaneous candidiasis is the infection named superficial, that is occurring on moist, occluded cutaneous sites; many patients have predisposing factors such as increased moisture at the site of infection, diabetes, or alterations in systemic immunity.
The main cause for appearing of cutaneous candidiasis, as the name says is the infection of the skin with a fungus, named candida. It may involve almost any skin surface on the body, but usually occurs in warm, moist, creased areas (such as armpits and groins). Cutaneous candidiasis is fairly common.
Symptoms of Cutaneous Candidiasis
- itching (may be intense)
- blisters resembling spots are often seen around the itchy patches.
- a small degree of scaling.
- infection of hair follicles (“folliculitis”) may have a pimple-like appearance