Definition of Intertrigo

1. Noun. Chafing between two skin surfaces that are in contact (as in the armpit or under the breasts or between the thighs).

Generic synonyms: Chafing

Definition of Intertrigo

1. n. A rubbing or chafing of the skin; especially, an abrasion or excoriation of the skin between folds, as in fat or neglected children.

Definition of Intertrigo

1. Noun. (medicine dated) Chafing or dermatitis occurring between two folds of skin ¹

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Medical Definition of Intertrigo

1. A superficial dermatitis occurring on apposed skin surfaces, such as the axillae, creases of the neck, intergluteal fold, groin, between the toes and beneath pendulous breasts, with obesity being a predisposing factor, caused by moisture, friction, warmth and sweat retention and characterised by erythema, maceration, burning, itching and sometimes erosions, fissures and exudations and secondary infections. Synonym: eczema intertrigo. Origin: L. Terere = to rub This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Intertrigo

intertragic notch
intertransversarii muscles
intertransverse ligament
intertransverse muscles
intertrigo (current term)
intertrochanteric crest
intertrochanteric line
intertropical anaemia
intertropical hyphemia
intertubercular bursitis
intertubercular groove
intertubercular line
intertubercular plane

Literary usage of Intertrigo

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1. Treatise on Diseases of the Skin for the Use of Advanced Students and by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1914)
"ERYTHEMA intertrigo Synonyms.—Chafing; intertrigo. Definition.—Erythema intertrigo is a hyperemic disorder occurring on parts where opposing surfaces of the ..."

2. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin by John Vietch Shoemaker (1901)
"ERYTHEMA intertrigo. Erythema intertrigo is a hyperaemic cutaneous ... Erythema intertrigo is that form of erythema which occurs in the natural folds of the ..."

3. Pediatrics: The Hygienic and Medical Treatment of Children by Thomas Morgan Rotch (1895)
"The former, intertrigo, is merely an exaggerated hy- ... Keeping the skin clean and dry and applying the powder will, as a rule, soon cure this intertrigo. ..."

4. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin for the use of students and by Oliver Samuel Ormsby (1921)
"Erythema intertrigo is a hyperemic condition of those cutaneous and muco-cutaneous surfaces which are in constant apposition, and between which there is a ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Children by Alfred Vogel (1873)
"pustules, but may also take its rise from a simple abrasion (intertrigo) of a ... By intertrigo is understood a destruction of the epidermis covering the ..."

6. A Textbook of Gynecology by Charles Alfred Lee Reed (1901)
"intertrigo.—This common affection is usually found in fleshy women. ... Eczema may be the consequence of the intertrigo, just as it may follow any other ..."

7. The Principles and Practice of Dermatology: Designed for Students and by William Allen Pusey (1911)
"intertrigo (inter and terere, to rub) is a superficial dermatitis which occurs in ... intertrigo about the genitals and anus of infants corresponds in its ..."

8. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1881)
"3) recommends, for the intertrigo of infants, cleansing with soap and tepid water ; but, if the skin is excoriated, the use of bran-water instead of soap- ..."

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