pitted keratolysis

Last reviewed 01/2018

In this condition Corynebacteria infection causes macerated skin over the pressure areas of the foot.

Clinical features:

  • characteristic pits and maceration
  • smell of rotten fish
  • this condition is more common in young men who wear training shoes


  • breathable footwear
  • topical fusidic acid
  • occasionally oral antibiotic e.g. erythromycin