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of 'Diaper dermatitis'

Diaper dermatitis: a review and update.
Ravanfar P, Wallace JS, Pace NC
Curr Opin Pediatr. 2012 Aug;24(4):472-9.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Diaper dermatitis is the most common cutaneous diagnosis in infants. In this review, common causes of diaper dermatitis and similarly presenting conditions will be covered, as well as updates on treatments of common diaper dermatitides.
RECENT FINDINGS: There have been recent advancements in the treatment of diaper dermatitis. In addition, there are many newly recognized causes of diaper dermatitis that clinicians should be aware of.
SUMMARY: Irritant dermatitis is the most common cause of diaper dermatitis. However, there are multiple other common causes of diaper dermatitis and it is thus imperative that the clinician be aware of cutaneous mimickers of irritant diaper dermatitis as well as their treatments.
Section of Dermatology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA. parisa.ravanfar@hitchcock.org