Aussie dermatologists coin new term for skin condition

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

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.