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Diaper dermatitis: frequency and severity among a general infant population.
Pediatr Dermatol. 1986 Jun; 3(3):198-207.PD

Abstract

The frequency and severity of diaper dermatitis was measured among a midwestern suburban population of 1089 infants ranging in age from 1 to 20 months. No diagnosis of specific etiology was made. Fecal samples were collected and analyzed for Candida albicans, and information on family characteristics, infant diet, general health, history of rash, and diapering habits and practices was collected by questionnaire. The distribution of the severity of observed diaper rash can be described as a logarithmic-normal function, implying several multiplicative causative factors. Within the total severity range, there appear to be three subcategories of diaper rash, differing in some manner, perhaps reflecting different etiologies. The frequency of observed diaper rash was a function of the maturity of the infant, reaching a maximum around 9 to 12 months of age. The prevalence of severe rash correlated with the presence and level of fecal C. albicans. Infants diapered exclusively in disposable diapers showed less rash (P less than 0.001) than those diapered exclusively or sometimes in cloth diapers.

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Language

eng

PubMed ID

3523468

Citation

Jordan, W E., et al. "Diaper Dermatitis: Frequency and Severity Among a General Infant Population." Pediatric Dermatology, vol. 3, no. 3, 1986, pp. 198-207.
Jordan WE, Lawson KD, Berg RW, et al. Diaper dermatitis: frequency and severity among a general infant population. Pediatr Dermatol. 1986;3(3):198-207.
Jordan, W. E., Lawson, K. D., Berg, R. W., Franxman, J. J., & Marrer, A. M. (1986). Diaper dermatitis: frequency and severity among a general infant population. Pediatric Dermatology, 3(3), 198-207.
Jordan WE, et al. Diaper Dermatitis: Frequency and Severity Among a General Infant Population. Pediatr Dermatol. 1986;3(3):198-207. PubMed PMID: 3523468.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Diaper dermatitis: frequency and severity among a general infant population. AU - Jordan,W E, AU - Lawson,K D, AU - Berg,R W, AU - Franxman,J J, AU - Marrer,A M, PY - 1986/6/1/pubmed PY - 1986/6/1/medline PY - 1986/6/1/entrez SP - 198 EP - 207 JF - Pediatric dermatology JO - Pediatr Dermatol VL - 3 IS - 3 N2 - The frequency and severity of diaper dermatitis was measured among a midwestern suburban population of 1089 infants ranging in age from 1 to 20 months. No diagnosis of specific etiology was made. Fecal samples were collected and analyzed for Candida albicans, and information on family characteristics, infant diet, general health, history of rash, and diapering habits and practices was collected by questionnaire. The distribution of the severity of observed diaper rash can be described as a logarithmic-normal function, implying several multiplicative causative factors. Within the total severity range, there appear to be three subcategories of diaper rash, differing in some manner, perhaps reflecting different etiologies. The frequency of observed diaper rash was a function of the maturity of the infant, reaching a maximum around 9 to 12 months of age. The prevalence of severe rash correlated with the presence and level of fecal C. albicans. Infants diapered exclusively in disposable diapers showed less rash (P less than 0.001) than those diapered exclusively or sometimes in cloth diapers. SN - 0736-8046 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/3523468/Diaper_dermatitis:_frequency_and_severity_among_a_general_infant_population_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -