Diaper Dermatitis in Elderly
Received Date: Jul 23, 2017 / Accepted Date: Sep 19, 2017 / Published Date: Dec 28, 2017
Diaper area dermatitis in elderly is usually associated with urinary incontinence, or mental disorders such as Alzheimer's, is an acute and irritant dermatitis caused by disposable diapers. Clinically presents with erythema, edema, erythematous-squamous plaques, papules and satellite lesions. Its association with Candida spp. is over 60%, been the most important Candida albicans and Candida glabrata. The control of the disease is done with constant exchange of diapers, and use of emollients, in cases associated with Candida spp. the use of topical and systemic antimycotics is necessary.
Keywords: Diaper dermatitis; Elderly; Urinary incontinence; Candida albicans; Candida non-albicans
Citation: Bonifaz A, Saldaña M, Escandón-Pérez S, Tirado-Sánchez A (2017) Diaper Dermatitis in Elderly. J Dermatitis 1: 106.
Copyright: © 2017 Bonifaz A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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