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Nappy rash is a dermatitis confined to the area covered by the nappy. It is most commonly characterised by confluent erythema of the convex surfaces of the buttocks, the areas of skin in closest contact with the nappy and it spares the groin folds.
Nappy rash is not one distinct diagnosis, but is a multifactorial problem.
Factors which contribute to Primary Irritant Napkin Rash:
The relative contribution of each factor may vary between cases. It is not generally helpful to distinguish between these causes of Primary Irritant Napkin Rash as the treatment principles do not depend on this.
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