Symptoms & Signs
- Itching (may be intense)
- Skin lesion or rash
- Enlarging patch
- Infection of hair follicles (folliculitis) may look like pimples
- Located on the skin folds, genitals, trunk, buttocks, under the breasts, or on other skin areas
- Macule or papule
- May have satellite lesions (smaller lesions next to bigger ones)
- Skin redness or inflammation
Diagnosis & Tests
A diagnosis of cutaneous candidiasis is based mainly on the appearance of the skin, particularly if there are risk factors. Skin scrapings may reveal yeast forms, which usually indicates candida.
Review Date : 10/28/2008
Reviewed By : Michael Lehrer, M.D., Department of Dermatology, Review Date : 9/28/2008
Reviewed By : David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.