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Napkin rash

napkin rash --> diaper dermatitis

Colloquially referred to as diaper, ammonia, or napkin rash; dermatitis of thighs and buttocks resulting from exposure to urine and faeces in infants' diapers. Formerly attributed to ammonia formation; moisture, bacterial growth, and alkalinity may all induce lesions.

Synonym: ammonia rash, diaper rash, jacquet's erythema, napkin rash.


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