AXILLA

By Gary M. White, MD

Eczematous

Allergic Contact Dermatitis to clothing.
Allergic contact dermatitis to clothing

Enlargement/Growths

Accessory Breast Tissue
Accessory Breast Tissue

Lymphadenopathy

Granulomatous Slack Skin

Nodule, Inflamed

Furuncle. An acutely inflamed nodule of only several days duration.
Furuncle

Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Inflammatory nodules and scarring of months to years duration.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Papules, Red

Bacterial Folliculitis
Bacterial Folliculitis

Papules, Flesh-Colored

Fox-Fordyce Disease
Fox-Fordyce Disease

Papules, Yellow

Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum
Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum

Xanthoma Disseminatum from Ann Dermatol. 2012 Aug;24(3):380-382

Fibroelastolytic Papulosis. From Dermatología Argentina

Pigmented

Axillary freckling of neurofibromatosis.
Axillary Freckling of Neurofibromatosis

Lichen planus pigmentosus In this variant of LP, pigmented plaques are common in the axilla (see here, figure 1) and groin.

Red/Brown

Erythrasma
Erythrasma of the axilla

Tinea Versicolor
Tinea Versicolor

Reticulated

Confluent and Reticulated Papillomatosis
Confluent and Reticulated Papillomatosis

Red Plaques

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Inverse Psoriasis
Psoriasis of the Axilla

Hailey-Hailey Disease Hailey-Hailey Disease

Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. Courtesy Michael O. Murphy, MD
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis

Extramammary Paget's Disease. A 65-year-old woman with EPD in the axilla. J Cut Aesth Surgery 2014;7:131-134

Smell

Anyone may develop body odor if s/he does not use deodorant. However, some patients complain of an odor from the axilla despite showering and deodorant use. See bromhidrosis.

Tags

Skin Tags
Skin tags of the axilla

Velvety

Acanthosis Nigricans. Acanthosis nigricans and skin tags, a common combination.
Acanthosis nigricans with skin tags of the axilla

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