In the past years, however, there have been growing indications that certain species of mold also contribute substantially to the pathogenesis of OM, such as Scopulariopsis brevicaulis and Scytallidium spp., believed to cause keratolysis
The released hydrolases  cause keratolysis
of the stratum corneum, which is used as a source of nitrogen and carbon.
In this study, 13 patients in family group had hyperhidrosis, eight of them were receiving SSRI (three fluvoxamine, two escitalopram, two mirtazapine, and one fluoxetine), one was suffering from Parkinsonism, one hyperthyroidism, one diabetes mellitus, one associated with pitted keratolysis
of soles, and in the other the cause was not known.
have reduced stratum corneum and a distinct clinical appearance.
Other ocular manifestations in RA include episcleritis, corneal involvement which includes filamentary keratitis, sterile central ulceration, microbial keratitis, peripheral ulcerative keratitis, sclerosing keratitis, stromal keratitis, and keratolysis
. [6,7] Episcleritis may be simple or nodular.
Bacterial infections affecting atheletes include impetigo, folliculitis, furunculosis, erysipelas, cellulitis, erythrasma, pitted keratolysis
, hot tub folliculitis and swimming pool granuloma.9
for 20 days to treat secondary bacterial infection and ointment sulphur, salicylic acid topically for keratolysis
and benzoyl peroxide shampoo (Petben (a)) bath at 7 days interval.
The second describes a more aggressive form of the condition with central progression and often keratolysis
of the flap.
* Acute 'cornealmelt' (keratolysis
): Rapidly progressive thinning may occur in an area of already thinned cornea (peripherally or centrally) and lead to corneal perforation.
Coexistent erythrasma, trichomycosis axillaris, and pitted keratolysis
: an overlooked corynebacterial triad?
following excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy in a patient with keratoconus.
There is much to whet the appetite of any connoisseur of bizarrely named syndromes, from "toxic sock" syndrome (pitted keratolysis
caused by Corynebacterium in athletes) to "hotfoot" syndrome (plantar Pseudomonas folliculitis associated with abrasive swimming pool floors).