Aussie dermatologists coin new term for skin condition

Antibiotics have successfully treated four cases of 'hyperkeratotic flexural erythema'

Dermatologists from Perth suspect anaerobic bacteria may be responsible for four cases of hyperkeratotic erythema in the groin, which all responded “dramatically” to amoxicillin-clavulanic acid.


Writing in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology, they describe the cases of three women and a man who presented with inguinal rashes that did not respond to topical steroids, antifungals or flucloxacillin.

“Our four cases were referred to us as cases unresponsive to treatment and had similar clinical presentations with migratory hyperkeratotic