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INTRODUCTION

Content Update October 2021

2021 CDC guidelines for Scabies and Pediculosis Pubis. See Table 252-1 and related text. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Treatment Guidelines, July 22, 2021.)

The skinfolds of the body include the groin, intergluteal cleft, axilla, inframammary, and pannus regions. Although many skin diseases can affect the skinfolds to some degree, this chapter focuses on the most common skinfold eruptions (Table 252-1). Sexually transmitted infections are discussed in Chapter 153, “Sexually Transmitted Infections”. Molluscum contagiosum is discussed in Chapter 251, “Skin Disorders: Trunk”.

TABLE 252-1Clinical Features and Treatment of Common Disorders of Groin and Skinfolds

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