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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 274-275

Autosensitisation (Autoeczematisation) reactions in a case of diaper dermatitis candidiasis


1 Department of Dermatology, Nicolina Medical Center, Strada Hatman Sendrea nr 2, Poland
2 Department of Dermatology, 6th Military Support Unit, Ustka, Poland
3 Student, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Grigore T. Popa", Str. Universitatii nr. 16, Iasi, Romania
4 Department of Dermatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Grigore T. Popa", Str.Universitatii nr. 16, Iasi, Romania, Europe

Correspondence Address:
Liliana Foia
Department of Surgery, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Grigore T. Popa", Universitatii Str. Nr. 16, Iasi, Romania, Europe

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DOI: 10.4103/0300-1652.132070

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Diaper dermatitis is the most common cutaneous diagnosis in infants. Most cases are associated with the yeast colonisation of Candida or diaper dermatitis candidiasis (DDC). It is an irritating and inflammatory acute dermatitis in the perineal and perianal areas resulting from the occlusion and irritation caused by diapers. Autoeczematization to a distant focus of dermatophyte infection very rarely presents as DDC. We present a 1-month-old boy with lesion on diaper area (gluteal area, perineum, groin and genitalia) and with clusters of pustules and vesicles on a large erythematous base over the dorsal area of both hands.


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