Anal eczema

Last Updated: 2023-07-07

Author(s): Navarini A.

ICD11: -

Spongiotic dermatitis of the anus.

  • Atopic genesis
  • Toxic-cumulative genesis
  • Contact-allergic genesis (moist toilet bowls)

Erythematous, sometimes confluent, often very pruritic papules in the area of the anus.

  • Anamnesis (atopy, use of wet wipes, hygiene)
  • Clinic
  • Epicutaneous testing, if necessary,
  • Atopy testing, if necessary
  • If necessary, biopsy in case of resistance to therapy and suspicion of extramammary Paget's disease
  • Candida smear, if necessary


Secondary colonisation with Candida albicans.