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11.22 Diaper Rash


An infant has worn a wet diaper too long, and has developed an uncomfortable rash, which may range fron simple redness to macerated and superinfected skin. Hallmarks of Candida (monilia) infection are often present, including intensely red, raw areas, satellite lesions, and white exudate.

What to do:

What not to do:


Superinfection with Candida is common enough to treat presumptively in every case of diaper rash severe enough to be brought to the ED.

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