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Diaper dermatitis

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Definition

noun

A dermatitis common in infants characterized by an inflammatory skin rash in the diaper area.


Supplement

The condition may be caused by a variety of irritants such as those trapped in the diaper (e.g. feces and urine) and fungal infection, specifically by Candida albicans. If the latter is the cause, it may be called candidal diaper dermatitis.


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