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diaper dermatitis
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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.

Synonyms: ammonia rash, diaper rash, Jacquet's erythema, napkin rash.

(05 Mar 2000)

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