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What are symptoms of intertrigo under breast and difference between that and rash of inflamatory breast cancer?

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Dr. James Lin
Urology
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In brief: Here are some ...

Intertrigo denotes the skin inflammation or infection from sweat moisture, warmth, local fungal & bacterial growth in deep skin folds like those under breasts, armpits, groins, etc.
Rash from inflammatory breast cancer appears at its overlaying skin. So, by the location, appearance, induration, etc., the differential diagnosis can be easily reached. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely.

In brief: Here are some ...

Intertrigo denotes the skin inflammation or infection from sweat moisture, warmth, local fungal & bacterial growth in deep skin folds like those under breasts, armpits, groins, etc.
Rash from inflammatory breast cancer appears at its overlaying skin. So, by the location, appearance, induration, etc., the differential diagnosis can be easily reached. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely.
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In brief: Thickness

Inflammatory breast cancer is an inflammation due to the blocked lymphatic vessels in the deep layer of the skin by cancer cells.
The inflammation from intertrigo involves only the superficial layer of skin. Deeper inflammation is thicker and the swelling looks like the skin of an orange. Also, it doesn't usually involve the inframammary fold. An experienced surgeon can usually differentiate.

In brief: Thickness

Inflammatory breast cancer is an inflammation due to the blocked lymphatic vessels in the deep layer of the skin by cancer cells.
The inflammation from intertrigo involves only the superficial layer of skin. Deeper inflammation is thicker and the swelling looks like the skin of an orange. Also, it doesn't usually involve the inframammary fold. An experienced surgeon can usually differentiate.
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