Toxic sock syndrome

Cutis. 1996 Nov;58(5):337-8.


Candida is a common part of the normal flora in several noncutaneous body sites, but invasion of the skin can occur under certain conditions. A case is presented in which the prolonged wearing of combat boots and damp socks caused an acutely inflamed papulopustular candidiasis of the feet.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Candidiasis, Cutaneous / etiology*
  • Candidiasis, Cutaneous / therapy
  • Clothing / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Leg Dermatoses / etiology*
  • Leg Dermatoses / therapy
  • Male
  • Shoes / adverse effects*