Accurate diagnostic method for web space infectious dermatitis
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A new web space PCR test can be used as the first line diagnostic option for patients with superficial web space dermatitis to diagnose or rule out infectious etiologies.
While interdigital infectious dermatitis may be due to a variety of organisms that cause similar presentations, we know their treatment differs.
Differential diagnosis for interdigital dermatitis may include Corynebacterium minutissimum in erythrasma, tinea pedis, candidal intertrigo and/or primary or secondary bacterial infections, especially Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The differential diagnosis of web space dermatitis would also include non-infectious etiologies such as web space eczema or psoriasis.
A highly sensitive and highly specific PCR test developed by Bako Diagnostics can identify the exact infectious agents involved in web space dermatitis. The simple skin scrape test is performed in-office, providing podiatric clinicians with ease of use, rapid results and the most accurate diagnostic method available – allowing for optimal patient satisfaction.
The BakoDx Web Space PCR assay identifies fungal and/or bacterial causative agents within the web space keratin, when present, resulting in the clinically identified dermatitis.
- Candida spp
- Corynebacterium minutissimum
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Staphylococcus aureus*
*If positive, reflex test is performed for the mecA gene of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
When compared to conventional diagnostic methods, the BakoDx Web Space panel has the highest accuracy available. Results are available within 1-2 days, giving clinicians the advantage of rapid, targeted patient treatment plans. The comprehensive molecular analysis report provides a clear and detailed explanation of the test results and therapeutic options with literary references.
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