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Medical Term:

diaper dermatitis


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

Synonym(s): diaper rash, nappy rash

See Also: intertrigo

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