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Case of the Month - March 2014

Frans Radebe, NICD/NHLS

A 36 years male presented in Alexandra Primary Health Care clinic with elevated red inflamed lesions on both the groins.

The lesions had a distinct border and spread around the pubic area with some patches on the penis but no lesions on the scrotum. The edge of the rash was very distinct and scaly with bumps-like blisters. There were no lesions on the folds of the buttocks. The lesions appeared to develop into deeper skin infection. He complained of itchiness that needed occasional scratching. No laboratory tests were performed as the condition was deemed not a sexually transmitted infection.

Question 1: What is the likely cause and what factors predispose to this infection?

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