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Granuloma gluteale infantum - Anogenital in
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Granuloma gluteale infantum - Anogenital in

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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

Granuloma gluteale infantum arises as a complication of a preceding inflammatory skin condition treated with a variety of agents, but particularly after the use of topical corticosteroids. Postulated causes include topical halogenated corticosteroids, diapering items, candidal infection, or skin contact with urine and feces.

The condition is rare, occurring more often in male infants between 3 and 9 months of age. Lesions persist for 3–6 weeks and spontaneously regress with good diaper hygiene. Pain, secondary infection, and scarring are potential complications.

Related topic: Granuloma gluteale adultorum

Codes

ICD10CM:
L22 – Diaper dermatitis

SNOMEDCT:
240710003 – Granuloma gluteale infantum

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Last Updated:05/07/2019
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Granuloma gluteale infantum - Anogenital in
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Granuloma gluteale infantum : Diaper area, Red color, Scaly plaque, Smooth nodules
Clinical image of Granuloma gluteale infantum
A large, shiny, wrinkled erythematous plaque, covering the area that has been in contact with the diaper (irritant diaper dermatitis), and scattered maroon-colored nodules on the inner thighs (granuloma gluteale infantum).
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