Candida Incidence in Infants with Napkin Dermatitis in the South-East Region of Turkey

  • M. Derici
  • İ. Mevlitoǧlu
  • M. Mete
Part of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 50)


Napkin dermatitis, which generally occurs on the convex side of perianal region and is recovered by antiseptic application, is a regional dermatitis1. Although the etiopathogenesis is unknown, it is believed that Candida plays an important role in napkin dermatitis. Candida grows in the diaper area in wet and airless conditions 2. It is claimed that Candida originates from the gastrointestinal system (GIS), a reservoire 3.


Convex Side Perianal Region Direct Microscopic Examination Napkin Dermatitis Parasitology Laboratory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Derici
    • 1
  • İ. Mevlitoǧlu
    • 1
  • M. Mete
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology Faculty of MedicineDicle UniversityDiyarbakirTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology Faculty of MedicineDicle UniversityDiyarbakirTurkey

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