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Contributors: Mary Spencer MD, Ann Lenane MD, Sireesha Reddy MD, Amy Swerdlin MD, Manasi Kadam Ladrigan MD, Carol Berkowitz MD
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Synopsis

Candida albicans, normal flora in the mouth and GI tract, can proliferate in a moist environment, such as a wet, occlusive diaper. It can be seen without any inciting factor or after systemic antibiotics. It can occur in conjunction with oral thrush.

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ICD10CM:
L22 – Diaper dermatitis

SNOMEDCT:
240711004 – Diaper candidiasis

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Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls

The diaper area and distant skin should be examined for signs of other dermatoses. Candida may superinfect any diaper dermatitis that persists longer than 72 hours (especially irritant diaper dermatitis). Therefore, isolated candidal diaper dermatitis should be considered only when other possibly coexistent dermatoses have been ruled out.

Other diaper area dermatoses include the following.

Diaper-induced or exacerbated dermatoses
Dermatoses unrelated to the presence of a diaper

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Last Updated: 06/05/2013
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Diaper dermatitis candidiasis : Confluent configuration, Diaper area, Erythema, Macerated skin, Scaly plaque
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